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Cape vaccine registration for health workers shut down thanks to fakes jumping queue

Western Cape health MEC calls the fraud an ‘infringement of human rights’ and ‘inhumane’

Senior science reporter

Online vaccine registration for health workers in the Western Cape was shut down at midnight on Monday because people fraudulently claimed they were health workers and registered on the system.

Dr Keith Cloete, head of health in the province, announced this at a briefing of the province’s ad hoc committee on Covid-19 on Tuesday afternoon.

He said: “The saddest thing we have learnt in our first week is that some people under 60 years of age abused the system. They fraudulently enrolled as health workers to jump the queue. So since midnight yesterday [Monday], that channel for registration has been closed, and only those over 60 can register online. The system will now block you from registering if your ID number shows you are below 60.”..

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