The Outsurance team, trained by Clinix Health group, disinfect taxis at the Esangweni taxi rank in Gauteng, to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

PHOTO: Chanté Schatz, News24

  • There are fears that taxi ranks in Limpopo may become Covid-19 super-spreaders following the death and infection of several taxi drivers and owners in the region.
  • Transport MEC Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya is set to talk with stakeholders over the public’s concern and assist with the necessary resources to help curb the spread of the virus.
  • Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba indicated that in 2020, Limpopo recorded an average of 20 new cases a day – so far in 2021, the province had seen more than 1 500 new cases a day.

Limpopo Transport and Community Safety MEC Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya will engage the taxi industry over concerns that ranks have become Covid-19 super-spreaders, as new infections in the province continue to rise with private

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Two workers in an underground mine.

  • Dr. Thuthula Balfour, head of health at Minerals Council South Africa said the cost of the vaccine programme to the mining industry could be around R300 million.
  • Mining is a key driver of the country’s economy, contributing 9% of GDP
  • SA has a labour-intensive mining industry with thousands of miners working in confined spaces deep underground, posing a higher risk of transmission

SA’s mining industry estimates it will cost around R300 million to help the government roll out Covid-19 vaccines to mineworkers and community members as the country battles a surge in infections, the industry body has told Reuters. 

The Minerals Council, which represents mining firms, offered its financial and logistical assistance after the government called on the private sector to help with the rollout of vaccines, the first of which are set to arrive on Monday.

Mining is a key driver

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KUALA LUMPUR: Phamaniaga Bhd has the capacity to manufacture two million doses of COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac Life Sciences Co Ltd per month beginning March this year.

Group managing director Datuk Zulkarnain Md Eusope said the vaccine would be the first to be manufactured in Malaysia at the small volume injectable high-tech plant owned by Pharmaniaga‘s wholly-owned subsidiary, Pharmaniaga LifeSciences Sdn Bhd, in Puchong.

He said the group would invest RM3 million to retrofit the plant to enable the production of the vaccine.

“We are very confident in carrying out the task successfully because our technical experts have been working on setting up a halal vaccine plant in Malaysia since 2017.

“When the COVID-19 spread around the world early last year, we immediately chanelled our team to work with our global partners, including Sinovac on the fill and finish manufacturing activity and technology transfer to speed up the

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