The department stressed the scrapping of daily updates doesn’t mean the pandemic is over and the vaccination services will remain accessible at designated sites, including at some public health facilities.
“Thus, until such time that the World Health Organization announces that the pandemic is over, we urge people to vaccinate and continue to do everything possible to keep themselves safe against the current and future variants of concern.”
The NICD said it supports the decision and agreed that the current phase of the pandemic no longer requires daily Covid-19 updates.
“The public should be mindful that disease trends and weekly surveillance data largely inform health policies,” it said. “Therefore, the NICD remains committed to its surveillance activities and will continue reporting Covid-19 surveillance data as per normal, with the data being published in the existing weekly surveillance reports.”
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