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Experts say Covid-19 testing has decreased, but the virus hasn’t disappeared

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South African health experts say that Covid-19 testing has dropped drastically over the past few months as citizens assume the pandemic is over.

Speaking to SABC News, Director of the African Health Research Institute, Professor Willem Hanekom, says the country could experience a sixth wave of infections.

After the lifting of the Covid-19 restrictions in May this year, people have begun to drop their guard against the virus and are ignoring Covid-19 related symptoms, he explained.

“We think there may be a wave coming, but there is one big problem, that is we’re not really testing enough people anymore. Most people think we are over Covid when we are not over Covid,” he said.

Deputy Director General of Health, Dr Nicholas Crisp said booster vaccine shots are essential to keep the body’s immune system on track to fight the virus.

Cape Town mayor to use drones and AI to increasing safety and police efficacy

Cape Town’s mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has outlined plans aimed at increasing safety and police efficacy through technology.

Hill-Lewis said during address at Africa Tech Week, that the Cape Town Metro Police would be the first law enforcement agency in the country to have body cameras for all its officers by the end of this year.

He also plans to have dashboard cameras installed on all department vehicles. These cameras will also stream in real-time to licence plate recognition software.

Former James Bond star apologises for “creepy” comments during an interview.

George Lazenby, former James Bond star, has publically apologised after being accused of making “creepy” and “disgusting” comments in an on-stage interview.

The 83-year-old Australian actor, who played 007 in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, appeared on an Australian tour called The Music of James Bond.

Audience members in Perth took offence at what they described as “homophobic” comments, and explicit anecdotes.

Lazenby has been removed from all future performances on the tour.

Written by: Kelly-Jane Turner

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