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Kubayi-Ngubane: We’ve passed third wave peak, but 47 000 vaccines ‘lost’ in unrest

Health ministry warns there may be another Covid-19 surge from last week’s riots in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng.
Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, South Africa's acting Minister of Health. Image: Kopano Tlape GCIS

Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane had some good news and bad news in her latest briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa on Friday.

While announcing that the country seems to be over the peak of the third wave, she revealed that more than 47 000 Covid-19 vaccines were lost in last week’s unrest and looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

This has affected South Africa’s vaccination drive with around 120 private sector run pharmacies ransacked and damaged in the riots.

Public sector storage sites were largely unaffected.

Read: SA to start vaccinating 35-49 age group from August 1

“All indications are that we have passed the peak of the third wave and the overall number of cases have started to decline,” Kubayi-Ngubane noted.

“However, we are cautioning, and we are extremely worried because of the many gathering that we saw during the unrest in the two provinces, may lead to another surge in numbers,” she added.

Read: Cape Town’s vaccine manufacture coup

“We will continue to watch the situation closely…

“We need to be able to screen these communities and test in these communities. I appeal to those that were in those gatherings to try and ensure that they go to the nearest health facility should they feel that they have symptoms,” the acting minister said.

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There is a hell of a lot more ‘lost’ in the unrest.
Things like: hope and future for millions of poor peoples.

Lots lost but what will escalate is hatred and racism.

1. Buy land
2. Generate your own power
3. Grow your own food
4. Physical gold n silver for barter

5. Build a Bug out bag.

We are at TEOTWAWKI

Or just leave for greener pastures!??

They won’t have his kind.

The kind where u get murdered in yr field?

According to another article you did we have more vaccines than we can administer because of ineptitude by the government , then due to the unrest COVID no,s will rise so Cyril will have an excuse to extend the lockdown and cause more misery

question is: what has “hunger” to do with the vaccine to be looted? certainly no resale value – but of this disaster and looting spree that pi–ses me off the most is that certainly the instigators of it is still wandering around, have not lost anything and can not / want to / is not able to contribute a cent to the repair the damage done directly and indirectly by them

Amazing the “local forums” that popped up overnight that now demands from actual business owners in shopping malls to clean up and repair the damage – according to them local people must do cleaning, repairs and security of looted local malls – is that their idea of job creation – looks very similar to the building and mining mafia

to government and gun free movement supporters / group i can only suggest: let’s go and play rugby – but with your team’s hands all tied behind your backs – do you have any idea who will win the match at all??????????

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