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Reports have been circulating about the government considering to delay the reopening of schools, however, the DA wishes to find some clarity from the DBE.

 


On Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in his national address that the country has secured 20 million coronavirus vaccines. 


In response to criticism that the government has been too slow in securing vaccines for the country, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has briefed the public on his department's work over the last few months to buy and then distribute Covid-19 vaccines to two thirds of the country.  Although the first vaccines are scheduled to arrive sometime in the second quarter of the year, he is hopeful that this can be brought forward to February.


The COVID-19 app is a notification system and it is not a contact tracing app. There is no way for it to be used to ‘spy’ on you.


Wits has started the first vaccine trial for Covid-19 in South Africa. Wits University is collaborating with the University of Oxford and the Oxford Jenner Institute on the vaccine trial.

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