Advice for PHA teams
DEPUTY incident manager Dr Melinda Susapu is encouraging provincial health authorities’ surveillance and laboratory teams to update the case information forms in the provinces and submit to the NCC in a timely manner. She said currently provinces were doing testing via the rapid diagnostic testing for antigen and the GeneXpert testing.

Planning in progress
PROVINCES are developing their plans for the deployment of Covid-19 vaccines, according to the Covid-19 Health Situational Report #67. The report, released last Monday, stated that the Covax Facility has notified participating countries that deliveries of doses from the Serum Institute of India (SII) would be delayed in March and April.

Awareness key: Report
COMMUNICATION on Covid-19 vaccine to inform the people and dispel the misinformation is progressing into the provinces in preparation for the vaccination. According to the Covid-19 Health Situational Report #67, the Health Department vaccine communication strategy was approved on the April 1 to help start early vaccine communication with provincial health authorities.