Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula’s plea to be vigilant in the face of rising Covid-19 infections was answered with calls for a vaccine to be introduced quickly, as many fear for their lives.
SA records an increase in Covid-19 -Infections as it battles its third wave.
Mbalula went on Twitter Tuesday to urge South Africans to wear masks and disinfect their hands to prevent the spread of infection.
He shared a video of a singer shared raising awareness about Covid-19.
While some threw thanked him for sharing the message to encourage people to stay safe Many imagined him to “joke” about the pandemic and questioned the cost of making the “twitching” music video.
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< p> On Tuesday the Ministry of Health said 3,687,439 citizens have signed up for the Vaccination registered and 2,229,242 received their Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccinations in phase 2 of the vaccine launch and Sisonke trial.
The department reported 297 deaths. Gauteng is the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic. The cumulative number of infections is 567,681 with 12,320 deaths and 494,869 recoveries.
It is unclear whether the government will impose a stricter lockdown in the province. Pointing out that possibility on Tuesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Gauteng Prime Minister David Makhura is working with the Ministry of Health to address the situation in the province.
“I am deeply concerned. We are seeing infection rates that appear to be much higher than before, and Prime Minister David Makhura is rising to this challenge. The incumbent Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane is also involved, and we are very grateful that we have a soldier corps that can help, “said Ramaphosa.