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COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES | 13,246 new cases recorded in SA over 24 hours

17. June 2021 – 19:09

Fear, fake news, registration process for the vaccination of older people: Kubayi-Ngubane

Fear caused by fake News and poor access to the government’s online registration portal – the electronic vaccination record (EVDS) – are some of the reasons why older people in South Africa are reluctant to get vaccinated -Ngubane announced during her first parliamentary session before the Health Committee on Thursday.

Kubayi-Ngubane was appointed to the portfolio as acting minister after President Cyril Ramaphosa put minister Zweli Mkhize on special leave pending an investigation by the special investigative unit is pending due to the allegedly irregular award of a tender in the amount of R150m to Digital Vibes.

17. June 2021 – 19:04

Third Covid-19 wave causes “panic and misery” in schools in Gauteng: Lesufi

Twenty Schools have been closed, while 1,077 educators and 1,977 students in Gauteng have tested positive for Covid-19 so far this year.

The MEC of Panyaza Lesufi Provincial Education said this during its budget speech 2021/22 on Thursday.

“The third wave is causing immeasurable panic and misery in our schools,” he said. “So far we have closed 20 schools because of reported Covid-19 cases. This year alone, 1,077 teachers tested positive and the number of learners tested positive was almost twice as high as [1,977]. “

17. June 2021 – 16:02

Walmer, Summerstrand and Kariega are the Covid-19 hotspots of Nelson Mandela Bay

Nelson Mandela Bay has registered 347 new Covid-19 cases, with Walmer, Kariega and Summerstrand identified as hotspots in the subway.

The number of active cases in the city has risen to 1,421, with infections in the three areas that had 99, 97 and 88 cases respectively as of Wednesday.

The gravity of the situation had led to the subway being declared a hotspot, said Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber on Thursday with.

17. June 2021 – 3:45 pm

Gauteng Health Department has provided 56 billion ren for the provision of high quality health care

The Gauteng Health Department received a budget of R 56.5 billion in financial year 2021/22 and R169.6 billion over the mid-year 2021 Term Spending Framework (MTEF) to fund the provision of “quality” health services in the province.

Health MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi announced this when he presented the ministry’s budget vote on Thursday.

Mokgethi also noted the “alarming” number of Covid-19 cases in the province. < / p>

17. June 2021 – 3:40 pm

Nurses “overwhelmed, risk of burnout” as cases rise above 13,000

The Democratic Nursing Organization of South Africa (Denosa) warned on Thursday that nurses in Gauteng were overwhelmed, overwhelmed and threatened with burnout, since Covid-19 cases in the country rose to over 13,000 over a period of 24 hours.

“They lose their colleagues and relatives in the process so the nurses can’t handle it right now. But it’s not just nurses, we even see it in doctors, “said Bongani Mazibuko, incumbent provincial secretary of Denosa.

Mazibuko said the workload is intense and the health workers sometimes work 72-hour shifts worked 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on up to four to five days a week.

17. June 2021 – 13:04

Rise in Covid-19 infections in children “a reflection of what is happening” in communities’

Since the Covid-19 cases surge in the country amid a third wave, experts believe it is not surprising that more and more younger people are becoming infected with the virus.

Prof Haroon Saloojee from the Department of Pediatrics and Wits University Children’s Health said the transmission to children was a reflection of what was happening in the community.

“In both previous waves, infections in children increased as infections progressed in adults (and throughout schools It is important to understand that infections in school-age children (students) do not mean that the children acquired the infection in school.

June 17, 2021 – 11:35 am

Vaccination strike, alcohol & “the new black” – 8 quotes from Malema’s youth convention speech < / p>

EFF leader Julius Malema has urged South Africans not to drown in grievances or to hope for solutions from the ANC, claiming that “it will never” come “.

Malema spoke on Wednesday before a packed Youth Day rally in front of Uitsig High School in Tshwane.

In his speech, the outspoken politician addressed topics such as the introduction of the Covid-19 vaccine, education and the future of the youth of South Africa .

17. June 2021 – 11:00

Western Cape officially enters the third wave with 9,300 active Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape is officially in the third wave of Covid-19 has occurred, says provincial health chief Dr. Keith Cloete.

He said Thursday that the deaths from Covid-19 in the province had reached about 13 per day (just more than twice as much as a week ago) while the reproductive number was last Week to 1.4 (which means that out of 10 people infected, 14 more will be infected).

“This gives you a sense of how new cases are accelerating. And that means a 68% increase in cases in a single week, ”he said.

17. June 2021 – 9:10 a.m.

Helen Zille criticizes Malema for the start of the ‘Super-Spreader-Rallye for the EFF Youth Day

The chairwoman of the Federal Council The DA, Helen Zille, has criticized the EFF leader Julius Malema for organizing and addressing a youth day rally. Government elections are to take place in the course of this year.

Some participants have taken precautions against Covid-19 not adequately followed. They were seen without masks and without social distancing. Zille claimed this was Malema’s strategy to postpone the elections.

“We all know Malema doesn’t want an October election. The IEC has said the only reason to postpone the election would be if the rampant Covid-19 gets out of hand. So, like today, Julius organizes super spreader rallies. This is a transparent strategy for postponing elections, “Zille tweeted on Wednesday.

17. June 2021 – 07:00

Regeneron’s Covid-19 drug lowers the number of deaths in hospital patients

A Covid-19 antibody cocktail developed by Regeneron and Roche reduced the deaths in hospital patients whose own immune system did not elicit a reaction was found in a large British study.

17. June 2021 – 6:45 am

Could a shipping crisis destroy the economic recovery after the pandemic? | Insider story

An outbreak of the coronavirus in southern China’s production and export center is having an impact on world trade. Guangdong Province has issued bans to curb an increase in the number of cases.

This slows down activity in the region’s container ports and leads to worldwide delivery delays. Companies warn of disruptions until Christmas.

Can this crisis slow economic recovery from the pandemic as countries start reopening businesses and trade?

17. June 2021 – 06:30

India defends 16-week gap for Covid booster vaccinations

India’s government has defended its decision to defend the gap between the two doses of AstraZeneca Covid -19 vaccine to double up to 16 weeks after three advisors said there was no agreement on such a wide interval.

17. June 2021 – 06:15 am

EDITORIAL | South Africans need to overcome Covid-19 fatigue and take things seriously

President Cyril Ramaphosa moved SA from Covid-19 alert level 2 to level 3 on Tuesday evening as new infections across the country and experts warn that the third wave will be our biggest tsunami yet. However, the new restrictions announced by the President are a far cry from the strict regulations SA went through last year.

17. June 2021 – 06:00

The government of Gauteng is pulling its heels in the midst of the petition to reopen the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital

“It doesn’t work that way very much about the horror that you actually see in the hospital. It is a humanitarian disaster that happens to people who have no voice and no access to medical care. It’s about people dying in their homes. ”