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Western Cape schools to be used as vaccination sites for pupils 

By: News24Wire      14th June 2022 Western Cape schools are set to roll out Covid-19 vaccinations to pupils aged 12 and older, as part of a national programme focusing on schools. In... 

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De Lille welcomes European Investment Bank cash injection into Biovac

By: Sane Dhlamini     8th June 2022 Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille has welcomed the European Investment Bank’s (EIB’s) injection of €175-million to... 

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Pfizer protects against Omicron sublineages, Discovery says

By: Bloomberg     8th June 2022 Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine appears to largely prevent severe disease from the coronavirus omicron variants sublineages BA.4 and BA.5, a... 

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Winde says Covid-19 restrictions no longer necessary in W Cape

By: Thabi Madiba     7th June 2022 Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said on Tuesday Covid-19 restrictions are no longer necessary in the province, pointing to data that showed that... 

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Covid-19: Organisation drops case fighting implementation of vaccine mandate at Rhodes

By: News24Wire      6th June 2022 After months of fighting the Covid-19 vaccine mandate at Rhodes University, the Makhanda Against Mandates organisation has abandoned their court... 

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Health department to administer second Covid-19 vaccine booster shot for those 50 and older  

By: News24Wire      6th June 2022 People aged 50 and older are now eligible for an additional booster shot of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, the national health department has... 

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Africa's Covid deaths to fall by 94% in 2022, WHO analysis shows

By: Reuters     2nd June 2022 Deaths on the African continent from Covid-19 are expected to fall by nearly 94% in 2022 compared to last year, modelling by the World Health... 

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SIU welcomes arrest in R5.9-million PPE fraud, corruption 

By: Thabi Madiba     1st June 2022 The Special Investigating Unit on Wednesday confirmed the arrests of three people involved in personal protective equipment fraud and corruption... 

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Covid-19 accelerated multilateralism tension – SAIIA

By: Thabi Madiba     1st June 2022 South African Institute of International Affairs chief executive Elizabeth Sidiropoulos has said the two-year Covid-19 pandemic is one of the... 

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Sahpra ends use of Ivermectin for Covid-19 treatment in SA 

By: Sane Dhlamini     30th May 2022 South African Health Products Regulatory Authority CEO Dr Boitumelo Semete announced on Monday the termination of the use of the Ivermectin drug... 

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Vaccine hesitancy preventing SA from living beyond pandemic – Pinky Kekana  

By: Thabi Madiba     26th May 2022 Deputy Minister in the Presidency Pinky Kekana has warned that vaccine hesitancy is preventing the country from living beyond the pandemic, and... 

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