News affecting your trades: Covid-19 vaccine, and more

 News affecting your trades: Covid-19 vaccine, and more

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Discovery Health allocates funds for vaccine

Discovery Health, in collaboration with both the government and the private sector, is working to ensure SA can receive vaccinations. Funds have been allocated so that Discovery Health members can be vaccinated. According to Discovery Health’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ronald Whelan, board approval was already obtained six weeks ago and even though this ensures that members of the medical scheme are vaccinated, it should be noted that strict prioritisation criteria will be followed.

Flight returns due to engine malfunction

After departure from Johannesburg, on route to Cape Town, a FlySafair aeroplane had to return due to reported engine malfunction. The plane managed to land safely an hour after its departure, and passengers were accommodated on a standby aircraft. FlySafair was duly praised for the way that the situation was handled and for ensuring that the safety of passengers was prioritised.

Popular soccer tournaments have superspreader potential

Soccer tournaments held during the December and Easter Holidays are known for attracting large crowds. Authorities have warned that these events, and numerous others classified as superspreaders, have the potential of skyrocketing South Africa’s already increasing Covid- 19 figures.

The tournaments are often held in townships and attract considerable crowds, acting as a market for upcoming Bafana Bafana stars. However, with current circumstances, organisers must ensure that those attending abide by the lockdown regulations by keeping to the maximum gathering size, practising social distancing, wearing masks and sanitising. Organisers have expressed their concerns regarding spectators misbehaving or bluntly refusing regulations, which may lead to the banning of such tournaments until the second wave of the pandemic has safely passed.

Chris Louw

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