Artists and athletes will soon get some breathing space. They'll once again be able to do what they love and make a living, as soon as more people are vaccinated. The Sport, Arts and Culture Ministry launched the Return to Play – it’s in your hands vaccination campaign. Deputy President David Mabuza says the mass vaccination drive will be an opportunity to reach herd immunity must faster. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - Deputy President David Mabuza has urged people to educate communities about the benefit of getting a COVID-19 jab.
He was delivering an address during the launch of the Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture’s mass vaccination campaign.
Mabuza says it will help decrease vaccine hesitancy.
He said the mass vaccination drive will be an opportunity to reach herd immunity must faster.
"Our response to containing the spread of COVID-19 necessitated the implementation of restrictions that impacted on our economy as a whole while ensuring that we save lives," he said.
"The restrictions related to entertainment and sporting venues have made it difficult for some of our artists to sustain themselves. No amount of support could be enough to compensate for the negative impact of COVID-19.
"We are under no illusion that this can solve all your problems."