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Mayor Dan Plato appeals for vaccination registration campaign to be ramped up as level 4 national lockdown is implemented<p>​</p><p>It is vital that we adhere to the regulations to enable a swift move out of Alert level 4. </p><p>‘We acknowledge the need for stricter regulations to curb the spread of new infections in the third wave of Covid-19 to save lives. However, it must be emphasized that a more efficient vaccination rollout is needed as a proper solution to the damaging effects of lockdowns on the economy. There have been vaccination registration drives across the metro to boost numbers of those getting the jab to move closer to population immunity. Clinics around the City and elsewhere have additional capacity to cope if and when national government includes other age groups for vaccination. We are also opening mass vaccination sites jointly with the Western Cape government which further boosts the ability to vaccinate residents, more quickly.</p><p>‘The need for harsher lockdowns must be balanced between the protection of lives and livelihoods. Businesses have been working towards a recovery and the implementation of more severe lockdowns is negatively impacting their ability to survive and adapt. A broader vaccination rollout strategy is the answer to ensuring businesses can continue to operate and sustain jobs,’ said Executive Mayor Dan Plato.</p><p>National government this past week opened the call to residents over the age of 50 following a request by the provincial government for a smoother transition to the next group of vaccinations, which previously covered those over the age of 60 in phase 2.</p><p>We welcome this development, but it is critical that the registration is expanded to cover all age groups as soon as possible to save lives and livelihoods.</p><p><strong>The regulations under level 4 include: </strong></p><ul><li><div style="text-align:left;">Curfew in place between 21H00 until 04H00 daily.</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Non-essential establishments must close at 8pm </div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Inter-provincial travel in and out of Gauteng for leisure is prohibited, except for essential and business purposes</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Alcohol sales are banned</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Restaurants are limited to takeaways and deliveries</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">All gatherings banned except for funerals, which are capped at 50 people in a socially-distanced setting</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Public spaces such as beaches will remain open but no gatherings allowed</div></li><li><div style="text-align:left;">Wearing a mask in public spaces remains compulsory under national lockdown regulations </div></li></ul><p><br><strong>End</strong><br></p>2021-06-26T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#b634da6c-5e54-45d1-9285-8569fab7a84b;L0|#0b634da6c-5e54-45d1-9285-8569fab7a84b|protocal;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#90b49a62-96e2-436a-9c68-187c9ab33534;L0|#090b49a62-96e2-436a-9c68-187c9ab33534|Mayor10

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