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Deputy Health Minister Sibongiseni Dhlomo. (Jan Gerber, News24)
Deputy Health Minister Sibongiseni Dhlomo. (Jan Gerber, News24)

The national Department of Health and Gauteng government have been engaged in talks with the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) to find ways of ensuring looming electoral activities, ahead of the 1 November vote, will not result in a fourth Covid-19 wave. 

This was confirmed by Deputy Health Minister Sibongiseni Dhlomo and Gauteng Premier David Makhura at the launch of a social vaccination mobilisation campaign at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Wednesday. 

Dhlomo said the department was encouraged by the current vaccination numbers of "220 000 jabs being administered per day".

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