KZN Schools Record Over 1100 Covid-19 Cases

The Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Sihle Zikalala has announced a record of over 1100 Covid-19 cases in 350 schools in Kwazulu-Natal. 

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Yesterday, the Kwazulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala, shared the sad news of Covid-19 cases in the KZN schools. The pandemic has reportedly claimed a life of a nine-year-old and two others at the age of 12 years.

The Covid-19 stats have been reported to have reached over 1100 cases in 350 schools. 

Zikalala aims to intensify the interventions of non-pharmaceuticals to work with the Department of Education to fight the spread of Covid in schools. 

The provincial vaccination drive is said to have gained momentum. The Premier showed confidence in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in the province through the vaccination programmes. 

He also added that vaccination efforts are now in high gear as the province covered the two million mark in terms of the number of people vaccinated.

The province aims to vaccinate 60 000 people a day in efforts to reach over 7.5 million people by the end of March 2022

Zikalala said the government efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic also aims at savings people’s jobs.

The positive response that has been shown by young people aged 18 and above, who have come forward to get vaccinated since they became eligible for this a few days ago has yielded positive results in the fight of the pandemic, said Zikalala. 

He also emphasized that adults with comorbidities have also been cleared to vaccinate which contributes to the efforts to minimize the Covid-19 spread. Zikalala noted that the age group of 18 to 34 years old is quite a bigger group and more influential in the process of vaccination.

The Premier shared happy moments when he witnessed the youth sharing their selfies on social platforms when taking the jabs and posting videos saying that the youth positivity to take the vaccines means they will be safer from contracting the virus. 

This age group will no longer be a threat to their parents, grandparents, and other members of their households who might be of advanced age or be living with people vulnerable to the disease.

Government encourages people, especially the youth, to go out and be vaccinated as the province registered 216 754 people aged between 18 and 34, of which over 55 302 have been vaccinated.

Zikalala said the province vaccinates over 7000 youth per day.

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