Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
4 minute read
2 Dec 2021
4:45 am

More transmissible Omicron scares people into getting Covid vaccine

Reitumetse Makwea

An increase of 175 395 vaccinations given nationally on Tuesday was 'promising'.

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An increase of 175 395 vaccinations given nationally on Tuesday was “promising” and might be attributed to fear of the new omicron Covid variant currently causing concern around the globe, as the fourth wave of infections gathers momentum and the world shuts down again. Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Prof Glenda Davison said the increase may be attributed to fear of the new variant, which appeared to be highly transmissible. “Gauteng is way ahead of all the other provinces in how many vaccines have just been administered in the past 24hours,” she said. Gauteng vaccinated 247 079 people by Tuesday...