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South Africa is the epicentre of Covid-19 in Africa has officially exited its third wave of infections. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says a downward trend of Covid-19 infections is currently occurring over the entire African continent.

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The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has announced that South Africa has officially exited the third wave of Covid-19 infections.

South Africa has reached a major milestone in its Covid-19 vaccination rollout plan. The Department of Health announced that more than 8,1 million South Africans are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19. More than 16.4 doses of Covid-19 vaccines has been administered.

On Friday, the United Kingdom released their updated International travel rules with regard to Covid-19. South Africa has remained on the UK’s Red List.

The Minister of Heath Dr Joe Phaahla has delivered his weekly Covid-19 briefing for South Africa. In the briefing he discussed the vaccination rollout, Covid-19 infection statistics and the topic of vaccination certificates/passports.

Third wave could be ending

Dr Ridhwaan Suliman, a CSIR senior researcher, says that nationally, keys indicators such as confirmed cases and positivity are on a downward trajectory. This indicates that South Africa is coming to the end of the unpredictable third wave of Covid-19 infections.

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Schools in the Northern Cape have reported 339 new Covid-19 cases among teachers, learners and support staff over the last week. This has led to the closure of six schools in the province.

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The fourth wave of Covid-19 infections could be on its way. Experts say the 4th wave of infections could start by November and last around 75 Days. The wave could also be driven by a new variant.

New Covid-19 Variant Detected

A recent study has detected a new Covid-19 variant in South Africa. The C.1.2 variant has been detected in multiple provinces in South Africa. The virus has been found in several South African provinces as well as in parts of Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceana(New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Samoa).

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