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BIG NEWS: Department of health says a ban on inter provincial travel is possible.

I'm sure we are all aware that there has been a rise in covid-19 cases, as today it was recorded that more than 50 deaths occurred and about 2000 or more new cases have been recorded. As we patiently wait for President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the nation, everyone is asking themselves the question of what will the implications that are going to be made.

Well, the department of health seems to have given us a hint on what we have to expect. Minister of health Joe Phaahla said there might be a possible ban on inter-provincial travel, which means if you are in another province right now and altar from home then you might be stuck there for this festive season.

The lockdown allegations have already shaken a lot of people, as people are afraid that we might go back to level 5 where many small businesses will be forced to close down and people will be forced to stay home, like in 2020, wh8ch was a dark time for a lot of South Africans.

According to SABC News, the health department said the Omicron variant is spreading across the country very quickly and one of the measures to curb the spread could be a restriction of movement between provinces.

Minister Phaahla added by saying “I am not in a position to say if infections continue to rise we look at measures to contain that there will never be any restrictions on travelling. I am not in a position to guarantee that. And it’s going to depend on our risk-adjusted approach on dealing with these matters,” 

Well, this means that people who work or go to school in other provinces will have to make sure they travel back home as fast as possible before any further decisions are made on inter-provincial travel are made.

It seems like the province where this new variant originated in the Gauteng province which is the province that has recorded the newest covid cases and deaths.

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