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Moderna has claimed that its Covid-19 vaccine is effective against the variants discovered in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Post-pandemic, most office workers are looking forward to returning and increasingly say they prefer to spend the majority of their workweek there too to meet face-to-face, socialise, brainstorm, and connect with each other again. 

The government has been working on a Covid-19 vaccination plan, with the hopes of producing the vaccine locally. In a media address on Monday Morning, Minister Blade Nzimande gave updates about the progress that the Department of Science has been making with the vaccine. 

Minister Blade Nzimande delivered an address on Monday Morning. As the Minister responsible for Skills Development, he spoke about developments in the Post-School Education and Training sector.

The Basic Education Department has announced that it will be delaying the reopening of schools. The department said it made this decision in an effort to save lives. 

Covid-19 has added a new element to the workspace, as employers and employees now have more responsibilities. With the vaccine set to be rolled out as early as this month, questions remain about whether employers can force employees to take the vaccine. 

During his address to the nation on Monday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed that the country will remain on lockdown level 3. The President also announced new adjustments that will be in place while the country remains on adjusted level 3. 

Whatsapp recently introduced a new privacy policy that users are expected to accept the terms and conditions by 8 February. This new policy has users concerned about their privacy and some have even moved to apps offering similar services. 

Covid-19 deaths have been increasing at a high rate, causing problems for the funeral industry. Funeral parlours are struggling to cope and some workers fear contracting Covid-19.

The Western Cape has reached the peak of its second wave and a third wave could be next as cases continue to rise. 

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