DA Calls for 'Effective' Vaccine Rollout in SA, Slams Adjusted Alert Level 2

DA Calls for 'Effective' Vaccine Rollout in SA, Slams Adjusted Alert Level 2

- The Democratic Alliance is calling for a 'more effective' vaccine rollout programme in South Africa

- The opposition party stated that it was not a good move on the government's part to put the country in Level 2 lockdown

- The DA's spokesperson made the announcement on Sunday evening, shortly after President Cyril Ramaphosa's Nation Address

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) believes that the move to adjusted Alert Level 2 is not a good one for South Africa. The opposition party stated that citizens need vaccines and not a strict lockdown, or a lockdown at all.

On the evening of Sunday, 30 May, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that stern measures had to be put in place to curb the increase in Covid-19 cases in the country. The president blamed public complacency in terms of social gatherings and mask-wearing for the spike in coronavirus cases.

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The DA, however, wants a stronger and more effective vaccine rollout to fight the spread of Covid-19.

DA says adjusted alert level 2 is not good for South Africa
The Democratic Alliance is not happy about the move to alert level two and wants a more effective vaccine rollout. Image: Thierry Monasse and Jaco Marais/Foto24/Gallo Images
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The DA's National Spokesperson Siviwe Gwarube stated that the president's announcement of an adjusted Alert Level 2 is no surprise. Gwarube stated that the reality is that the announcement and move were inevitable, given the 'sluggish' rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Gwarube stated that as of Friday, 28 May, the government vaccinated less than one million citizens; meaning the target of achieving herd immunity by the end of 2021 is 'unattaibale', according to a report by The South African.

Reports by SABC News stated that Garube also made mention of the allegations of corruption against Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.

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Previously, Briefly News reported that Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Sunday evening. He started his address reminding South Africans that it had been a while since he had addressed the nation on Covid-19.

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He said that Covid-19 infections have increased over the past week. As a result, South Africa will be moving to an adjusted Level 2.

Briefly News takes a look at the new restrictions, vaccination updates and increased infections announced by the President. Click here to read more.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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