We’ve bought the most recent information tales and headlines in South Africa on Saturday four December 2021.
Since information broke of the brand new variant Omicron, South Africa has been recording 1000’s of latest COVID-19 circumstances every day. On Friday South Africa recorded 16 055 new COVID-19 circumstances.
And what’s extra regarding is that the NICD stated an rising pattern within the fourth wave is that there’s a rise in youngsters admitted to hospital, particularly youngsters underneath the age of 4 years previous.
“Over 100 youngsters underneath the age of four had been admitted to hospital within the first two weeks of the 4th wave,” Dr Waasila Jassat, the Public Well being Specialist on the NICD stated.
TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Saturday four December
COVID-19: SA information simply over 16 000 circumstances, positivity will increase to 24,3%
South Africa recorded greater than 16 000 new COVID-19 circumstances on Friday, Three December, in keeping with the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD). The 65 990 exams carried out over the previous 24 hours signify a positivity charge of 24,Three % up from yesterday’s 22,four %. Gauteng crossed the 10 000 case threshold.
The 16 055 new COVID-19 cases detected in South Africa on Friday brings the full variety of lively circumstances within the nation to 61 361. Sadly, 25 extra folks died of COVID-19-related problems, in keeping with the NICD, bringing the loss of life toll to 89 944.
There have been 279 folks admitted to hospital for COVID-19 remedy throughout the newest testing cycle. The 258 personal and 407 public hospitals reporting to the NICD now have 3202 sufferers admitted.
COVID-19 fourth wave: ‘Unprecedented’ rise in circumstances – over 100 youngsters underneath the age of four admitted to hospital
Well being Minister Dr Joe Phaahla led a briefing on South Africa’s battle in opposition to COVID-19 and the nationwide vaccine rollout on Friday morning, Three December. For the reason that emergence of the Omicron variant, new circumstances within the have elevated by over 300 %, stated the minister.
Dr Waasila Jassat, the Public Health Specialist at the NICD, spoke about the state of hospitalisations in the country.
She stated there was a fast enhance in hospitalisations in Gauteng – and admissions tendencies are larger than within the earlier waves. In the meantime, the North West, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and Japanese Cape are displaying smaller will increase.
Jassat stated an rising pattern within the fourth wave is that there’s a rise in youngsters admitted to hospital, particularly youngsters underneath the age of 4 years previous. “Over 100 youngsters underneath the age of four admitted to hospital within the first two weeks of the 4th wave.”
The NICD harassed the significance of surge preparedness and stated it ought to embrace paediatric beds and workers.
N3 Truck BLOCKADE: Visitors begins to maneuver as truck drivers taken in for questioning
The traffic on the N3 was starting to move on Friday evening after several truck drivers were taken in for questioning.
Based on police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker, police have taken plenty of truck drivers in for questioning after their vans had been discovered parked throughout each lanes of the N3 close to Van Reenen.
“Within the early hours of this (Friday) morning, police had been notified of the blockade and responded to the scene. Law enforcement officials discovered that the vans had been deserted by the drivers who eliminated the keys earlier than they left,” he stated.
Naicker stated police had been in a position to find the drivers and the keys for his or her automobiles.
“The vans had been eliminated and site visitors is ready to transfer albeit very slowly. We urge motorists to keep away from the world till site visitors is flowing easily. Extra cops have been deployed to the world to make sure no additional blockades on the route,” he stated.
The N3 toll route between Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal was blocked for the complete Friday due to an enormous truck blockade.
Drivers had been diverted to various routes.
Gauteng well being dept reveals – expired sanitiser value R12.7m discarded
The Gauteng health department has had to discard 141 000 half-litre bottles of expired sanitiser at a whopping price of R12.7 million to taxpayers, MEC Nomathemba Mokgethi has revealed.
Mokgethi disclosed this within the Gauteng legislature in a written reply to a query from the DA’s Jack Bloom.
Based on Bloom, Mokgethi stated the division paid virtually R100 million for 544 000 models of sanitiser for the Covid-19 pandemic. A complete of 141 000 models – about 70 000 litres – couldn’t be used as that they had expired.
They’re being saved in a quarantine space at a warehouse.
“Mokgethi says that the sanitisers expired as that they had a restricted product validity interval of 1 12 months, from 31 March 2020 to 31 March 2021,” he stated.
Pics and video: Diepsloot locals seize money from bombed CIT theft
It was all smoke and money in Diepsloot. A bombed CIT truck robbery motivated residents to run to the scene to pick up cash on Friday morning.
As reported on Friday morning by way of social media, the CIT truck theft was attacked with an explosion on the N14/R511 intersection in Diepsloot, Gauteng.
“#CITRobbery N14/R511 Diepsloot. Money van bombed,” Mzansi’s social cohesion advocate Yusuf Abramjee reported.
However one thing equally dramatic had taken place earlier earlier than the report…. With no worry for the legislation, doable gunfire, a delayed bomb eruption, smoke or the flaming hearth, residents from the speedy space ran from the Diepsloot housing to the burning CIT truck theft scene to seize money!
Video proof was posted by Ambjee with a caption that stated: “Free for all! #CITRobbery R511 Diepsloot.”
Watch | Merry Christmas! – Durban looters steal liquor from lorry’s misplaced load
The festive season has come early for opportunists in Durban, after they promptly descended upon a liquor truck that lost its load on Friday. The car was emptied out, and the looters in query have stocked up for Christmas.
This incident happened on Edwin Swales Drive, simply exterior of Durban’s bustling metropolis centre. Visitors has been slow-going for a lot of the day, due to terrible weather conditions and an organised ‘truck blockade’ on the N3.
Gavin Kelly, CEO of the Street Freight Affiliation (RFA), was lower than impressed with what he witnessed this morning. He has condemned the ‘violence and looting’ reported in numerous incidents throughout town.
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