Scientists urge health authorities to take decisive action as new COVID-19 cases spike

Scientists urge health authorities to take decisive action as new COVID-19 cases spike

As KwaZulu-Natal records a spike in new COVID-19 infections, scientists are calling on health authorities to take decisive action before this escalates further.

The province has over 14 000 current active cases.

According to the provincial Department of Health, just over 2.7 million people have been fully vaccinated.

4.4 million people in the province have not taken a single dose of the vaccine.

“If you look at our senior citizens in our townships and in our villages, if you want them to pay for their own transport instead of bringing it to them, you are not increasing the access. We should have done more in terms of dealing [with] people’s questions. We should have put extra efforts. So that people can be educated. I find people who are still confused about whether they should vaccinate or not vaccinate,” explains Dr Letlape.

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