Breathe easy, Covid-19 is taking a back seat

SA has officially exited the third wave of Covid-19 infections, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases announced on Sunday. 😁 New cases averaged around 2 000 a day in the last week. This is a huge decline compared to the 9 000 a day average at the beginning of the month. 

We’re also super happy to see the vaccination programme running smoothly – but it’s still too slow. The department was hoping to vaccinate 67% of the population, by the end of the year, which would have helped us hit herd immunity. So far just 31% of the adult population has been vaccinated. There is sufficient supply, but South Africans just aren’t turning up. 😤 Keep encouraging your people to get vaxxed! 

Last night the country officially moved to level 1. This means we now have a shorter curfew that starts from 00:00- 4am and bottle stores are now open on Saturdays and more leisure activities have also opened. Remember wearing of masks is still mandatory PLUS cupcake introduced the vaccine passports. Enjoy October, everyone, but stay safe too! 🍸

This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 30 September 2021. Sign up to receive our weekly updates.