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5:10

COVID-19 vaccine WhatsApp registration in the works

The national Department of Health will soon provide a WhatsApp service for citizens to register for their COVID-19 vaccine, says health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.

2:20

Online registrations for COVID-19 kick up a notch

The number of healthcare workers that have already registered for the COVID-19 vaccine via the online registration portal nears 800 000, the health department tells Parliament.

4:50

Online COVID-19 vaccine register for healthcare workers opens

The Department of Health’s electronic vaccination data system for self-registration of healthcare workers for the COVID-19 vaccine goes live.

3:30

SA to use barcodes to track and trace COVID-19 vaccines

Government moves to establish an electronic data system to manage and surveil coronavirus vaccines.

3:00

Health department moves COVID-19 travel screening online

The department readies the COVID SA travel system, an online tool that allows travellers to complete the health questionnaire ahead of arrival at ports of entry.

4:20
Dec 4, 2020

COVID-19 alert app notches up 1m downloads

South Africa’s coronavirus alert app now counts a million downloads, as government tries to prevent a second wave of new infections.

2:40
Nov 12, 2020

Govt asks citizens to add their phones to COVID-19 fight

President Cyril Ramaphosa appeals to all organisations to encourage staff and visitors to download the COVID Alert SA app, as government looks to thwart virus resurgence.

1:50
Sep 21, 2020

Western Cape EMS workers to get body cameras

The Western Cape health department equips emergency medical services personnel with bodycams, amid increasing levels of criminal attacks against them.

2:40
Sep 17, 2020

Call to download COVID-19 alert app as restrictions ease

President Cyril Ramaphosa urges citizens to download the COVID Alert SA app to help government identify and contain outbreaks before they spread further.

2:30

Vodacom zero-rates COVID Alert SA app on its network

The mobile operator backs the government-endorsed COVID-19 contact-tracing app by enabling zero-rated access for its customers.

3:10

Govt app looks to prevent second wave of COVID-19 infections

The health department unveils the COVID Alert SA app in the hopes to combat a second wave of infections of the deadly virus.

2:40

COVID-19 centres get high-speed broadband boost

Government partners Internet service providers and telcos to provide 480 critical health centres with fast broadband connectivity.

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