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All the latest need-to-know info on Covid-19 in the Vaal

- More than 800 educators in the Vaal has already been inoculated against COVID-19 since the vaccine became available for teachers in South Africa. The Department of Basic Education says that more than 105-thousand people have been vaccinated in seven provinces in the basic education sector in the last two days alone. The Department says almost 49-thousand-770 educators and staff received their jabs on Wednesday and another 55-thousand-440 people got their injections yesterday. 10,050 teachers have been vaccinated in Gauteng, of which 824 are in the Sedibeng district in the Vaal Triangle. Department spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga, says the number of people vaccinated is set to increase significantly when Limpopo and Western Cape start with the inoculation process today.


- The Gauteng Department of Health released the latest information about COVID-19 cases in the Sedibeng area in the Vaal Triangle, in which 532 new cases were recorded in the 24 hours up until yesterday. Of these, 372 new cases were recorded in the Emfuleni area, 102 in Midvaal and 58 in Lesedi. Sedibeng has seen a total of 35 928 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 28 332 were recorded in Emfuleni, 4084 in Midvaal and 3512 in Lesedi.


- Vanderbijlpark residents that need to get tested for COVID-19 can visit the Mediclinic Vanderbijlpark drive-through rapid testing site. Details are available in images as posted below this article.


- The Acting Minister of Health, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, has announced that from next week citizens 50 years and older will be able to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the Health Department, there are four-point-eight million people who are 50 years and older. The aim is to vaccinate at least 65 percent of this group which means just over three million. Kubayi-Ngubane says this group will be able to register from Thursday.

PHOTOS: (90.6 FM News - Williene Fuller; Gauteng Health Department; Mediclinic Emfuleni)















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