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The Groote Schuur hospital has recently released a report which highlighted that a significant number of its Covid-19 patients are unvaccinated. Reports said about 156 were hospitalised and 153 of those patients were not vaccinated.
Health authorities say the Athlone stadium's mass vaccination site, which goes live today, is key in bringing about equity in access to vaccinations. The province currently has over 43 000 active cases.
Negotiations between Western Cape rival taxi associations CATA and Codeta have failed to reach an agreement this week. This is despite multiple engagements between both associations, the Western Cape government and national transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.
The Western Cape government has committed to ensuring the safety of it commuters in the midst of ongoing taxi violence. This comes after Premier, Alan Winde, and the MEC for Transport and Public Works, Daylin Mitchell, recently engaged the management of Golden Arrow Bus Services (GABS) in a meeting to ensure more public transport capacity is brought into the system.
750 000 vaccinations are to be administered between July and December in Cape Town's Mass Vaccination Centre of Hope located at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
South Africa has officially been declared as being in the Third Wave of Covid infections. The Western Cape joined four other provinces as a rise in Covid infections is seen.
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Although President Cyril Ramaphosa recently said the country would soon have standardized proof of vaccination to facilitate travel, access to establishments. The digital vaccine certificate is yet to be made publicly available until later this week.
President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his last Covid-19 address, said further information would still be provided on how vaccine passports can be used as evidence of vaccination for various purposes and events. New developments have since emerged regarding the issue of vaccine certificates.
South Africans travelling to the United Kindom (UK) have been met with travel ban restrictions due to Covid-19 concerns. President Cyril Ramaphosa was subsequently advised to speak to the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to remove the country from its red list and new developments have emerged since then.