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Digital Coronavirus vaccination certificate officially launched in South Africa

by Mandla Ndlovu
08 Oct 2021 at 11:56hrs | Views
South Africa has become the first Southern African country to introduce a digital Covid-19 vaccination certificate after launching the platform on Friday.

The certificate is meant to assist individuals to provide proof of their vaccination status using a QR code.

Speaking during the launch, the neighbouring country's Health minister Dr Joe Phaahla said the certificate could be used to enable vaccinated people access to sports and recreation events; music festivals and other entertainment events and travel and tourism.

"Our role is really to make this tool available to the nation so that we can provide people with proof of vaccination. This is so that they can have access to many amenities and activities which many of us have been missing."

He added that the certificate should also be recognised internationally, with the UK confirming that South Africans can use the document to gain access to the country in a statement on Thursday evening.

Source - Byo24News/Business Insider