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Nov. 29, 2021

OWN CORRESPONDENT

2 min read

NACOSEC to set up vaccination stations at border posts

NACOSEC to set up vaccination stations at border posts

Story highlights

  • New COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.529 discovered in South Africa
  • All travellers from RSA who claim to have been vaccinated should produce valid vaccination cards

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THABO Ntoi, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National COVID-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) said from the December 1, they will start to have vaccination points at all border gates to ensure that all incoming travellers get vaccinated.

This, after a new COVID-19 variant called Variant B.1.1.529 was recently discovered in South Africa.

The same variant, medical reports from the Republic of South Africa show that has also been found in Botswana and Hong Kong.
“The super-variant is also said to have an extremely high number of mutations and experts in South Africa say they don't know if vaccines work against this new variant,” the reports also state.

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Mr Ntoi said travellers from SA who claim to have been vaccinated in that neighbouring country will have to produce valid vaccination cards and that will be done through the help of the RSA health centres with their database.
Lesotho reported its first case of the COVID-19 positive case in May 2020.
Currently, the country has over 21 000 positive cases with a total of 662 COVID-19 related deaths. LeNA

 

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