Caption: One of the Ekurhuleni residents who is fully vaccinated for COVID-19


As the country comes from a long weekend that had various social gatherings, MMC for Health and Social Services Cllr Nomadlozi Nkosi stated that the adage ‘actions speak louder than words’ remains true now more than ever.

“Our actions are what determines whether the third wave will be the last one or not. We must not let our guard down especially now that the festive season is approaching, and more social gatherings are being arranged.”

One of the main tools in tackling the pandemic is for people to vaccinate and continue to observe COVID-19 protocols.

MMC Nkosi stated further that whilst it was not mandatory to vaccinate, it remains the best tool to protect individuals and communities, and prevent a spike in infections.

She also echoed the same sentiments shared by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his recent speech that “if a large enough proportion of the population is vaccinated by December, the country can avoid another devastating wave of infections and restrictions on the economy”.

The City’s health team practitioners continue to preach that even after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, residents must continue adhering to protocols by wearing a mask, social distancing, covering a cough or sneeze in their elbow, practise frequent hand hygiene and avoid poorly ventilated spaces.