The World Health Organisation has issued a warning over the looming festive period, saying that celebrations could turn to tears. Briefly.co.za explores the latest Covid-19 updates as South Africa continues to endure the pandemic.
The World Health Organisation has weighed in as the festive period draws ever closer with Christmas just around the corner.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has pointed to the increasing number of Covid-19 fatalities, warning people to carefully consider their plans.
YEN.com.gh explores the latest updates on the pandemic below:
1. WHO warns festivities could end in tears
The World Health Organisation has warned that Christmas celebrations may end in tears unless people take proper precautions during the festive season.
WHO boss Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus pointed to the increasing number of fatalities, urging people to carefully consider their holiday plans:
"The festive season is a time to relax and celebrate but, celebrations can very quickly turn to sadness if we fail to take the right precautions."
"As you prepare to celebrate over the coming weeks, please, please consider your plans carefully. If you live in an area with high transmission, please take every precaution to keep yourselves and others safe. That could be the best gift you could give, the gift of health."
2. Mkhize on latest statistics
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has once again provided South Africans with an update on the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a statement issued by the Department of Health on Friday evening, Mkhize commented:
"As of today, a cumulative total of 845 083 COVID-19 cases have been reported with 8 319 new cases identified since the last report."
In addition to the spike in infections, Mkhize reported on the fatalities recorded during this period:
"Regrettably, 205 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 96, Free State 10, Gauteng 20, Kwa-Zulu Natal 20, Limpopo 2, Northern Cape 15 and Western Cape 42. This brings the total deaths to 22 952."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng recently prayed that any vaccine that is 'of the devil' be destroyed during an address at a ceremony at Tembisa Hospital.
"I lock out any vaccine that is not of you. If there be any vaccine that is of the devil, meant to infuse triple-six in the lives of people, meant to corrupt their DNA, any such vaccine, Lord God Almighty, may it be destroyed by fire, in the name of Jesus."