Phaahla said on Friday, at some stage in a media briefing, this become unjustified.
He said while the scientists announced the virus they were following the hints of the World Health Organisation.
The tourism sector and political parties have already cried foul over the decision of the UK to impose a travel ban on South Africa.
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But Phaahla said this became unjustified and said there was nothing wrong carried out by way of South Africa to be slapped with a tour ban.
“We are aware that the announcement made through our scientists has created a few consternation, panic and uncertainty. This is predicted in this nature wherein we're handling a transferring goal.
“We need to guarantee South Africans and the general public a few reaction has been unjustified. All we did with our scientists became to be in step with the norms and standards as prescribed via the World Health Organisation as the sector network, in any demanding situations with the arena as a whole we have to act with transparency,” Phaahla said.
He stated the scientists have found the changes inside the make-up of the virus.
He stated the scientists at no stage determined that this version was maximum the transmissible.
He said South Africa did no longer should be placed on the travel ban and that the United Kingdom and different international locations acted in haste.
The scientists have additionally said it is still too early to say how the virus will spread, he said.
“I need to emphasise at this level, as our scientists have been reporting, at no level did they say this virus is the most transmissible. They did emphasise that that is a totally early stage on the specifics of how this virus will unfold,” Phaahla stated.
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