Ingebhe ngemithi yokugoma ehamba kancane

Dylan Bettencourt

Izinga lokugoma elihamba kancane eNingizimu Afrika lingase lenze ukuthi imithamo engu-100,000 yemithi yokugoma i-Pfizer icekeleke phansi ekupheleni kukaNdasa, ngokusho kukaNgqongqoshe wezeMpilo uJoe Phaahla.

INingizimu Afrika iqophe isibalo esiphezulu sabantu abahaqwe yi-Covid-19 selokhu lolu bhubhane lwafika ezweni ngoNdasa ngo-2020.

Emasontweni adlule izinga lokugoma lehlile, njengoba u-29.1% wezwe usugonywe ngokugcwele. Uma kuqhathaniswa, u-57% wabantu emhlabeni wonke ugonywe ngokugcwele.

Amazinga okugoma athikamezekile asho ukuthi inani elikhulu lomuthi i-Pfizer kungase kudingeke ukuthi ulahlwe njengoba usozophelelwa isikhathi.

“Kunengozi yokuthi imithamo engaphezu kuka-100,000 noma ngaphezulu, ezophelelwa yisikhathi ekupheleni kukaNdasa, ingase ilahlwe,” kusho uPhaahla etshela isithangami sabezindaba kwi-inthanethi ngoLwesihlanu.

“Kuzoba wusuku oludabukisayo uma umthamo omkhulu wemithi ugcina ulahliwe. Siyethemba ukuthi ngeke kufinyelele kuleso sigaba,” engeza.

UNgqongqoshe wezeMpilo uthe kunemizamo eyenziwayo yokuqinisekisa ukuthi imigomo ayilahlwa.

Kubantu abadala ezweni, u-43% wabo ugonywe ngokugcwele. Kukhishwe imithi yokugoma engu-26,436 kuphela ngoMgqibelo ngomhlaka-5 kuNdasa.

Isibalo sabantu abagonywayo ngesonto kulelizwe sinciphe kakhulu kusukela ngoMandulo odlule.

NgoMandulo nyakenye bekunesilinganiso sabantu abayisigidi esisodwa abathola umgomo isonto ngalinye. Kusukela lapho, nyanga zonke ziye zehla izibalo.

NgoMasingana bangu-72,409 kuphela abantu ababegoma ngesonto. Ngesonto lokuqala likaNdasa kugome abantu abangu-82,902.

Selokhu iNingizimu Afrika yaqala ukukhipha imigomo yokuvuselela ngoZibandlela odlule, amanani alokhu enyuka kancane kancane njengoba sekukhishwe imigomo yokuvuselela engu-1,358,696 kuze kube manje.

Ngomhlaka-5 kuqoshwe isibalo esisha sabantu abangu-1,735 abahaqwe yi-Covid-19 kanti sekushone abangu-26  emahoreni angu-48 adlule.

Njengamanje iNingizimu Afrika ino-5.8% wabantu abahaqwe igciwane.

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