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Ramaphosa to announce lockdown restrictions in response to Covid-19 variant omicron

President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet with the national coronavirus command council this week to discuss the possibility of introducing further lockdown restrictions and vaccine mandates in response to Covid-19 variant omicron.

Writing in his weekly letter to the public on Monday, the president confirmed he will be meeting with the national coronavirus command council to review the state of the pandemic, saying " this will enable us to take whatever further measures are needed to keep people safe and healthy".

Ramaphosa said SA is currently experiencing a rate of infections not seen since the pandemic started. Over the last week, the number of daily infections has increased five-fold. He said nearly a quarter of all Covid-19 tests are now coming back positive.

"While the surge infections is of great concern, we should remember that we anticipated it. Disease modellers in our country have told us that we would likely experience a fourth wave around this time and that it was almost inevitable that new variants of the virus would emerge.

"As we enter the fourth wave, and as the country gears up for the festive season, the urgent priority is for more people to get vaccinated. Scientific evidence shows that vaccination is the most effective means of preventing the spread of new infections and that vaccines reduce severe illness, hospitalization and death". Said Ramaphosa.

The president said that South Africa now has sufficient supplies of vaccines and has vaccination stations setup in every part of the country. However there is hesitancy, a lot of people remain to have to have to get vaccinated even though the president has assured them that the vaccine is not harmful and it is scientifically proven that it the only thing that will help combat the virus.

A man by the name of Mike Yeadon, a former Pfizer scientist shared a rather interesting document about the Covid-19 and vaccines saying, we are approaching stage 5 - whereby vaccines will be enforced on everyone.

Yeadon is a British pharmacologist and anti-vaccine activist, who attracted media attention for making false or Unfounded claims about the Covid-19 pandemic and the safety of Covid-19 vaccines.

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