The government proposes that the country stays on Level One alert and that if Covid-19 cases grow, forced vaccination may be considered. Insiders revealed to News24 that the suggestions included Covid-19 testing for visitors arriving in South Africa, as well as improved vaccine "mobilisation," which might involve additional Vooma weekends - an effort aimed at increasing immunizations.
On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and Health Minister Joe Phaahla met with provincial premiers, MECs, and metro mayors. Ramaphosa was supposed to address the country on recent developments at 8 p.m. on Sunday. According to insiders, Ramaphosa was considering forming a task force to investigate the problem of forced vaccines and the exclusion of non-vaccinated people.
If the number of Covid-19 infections grew, this would most certainly become an option. The country was to stay on Level 1 alert, with no substantial modifications or limitations. Efforts were also being made to guarantee safe and effective border control, with a negative test becoming a prerequisite for access. In order to enhance the adoption of Covid-19 vaccines, the government also wanted to strengthen its communication strategy, particularly with regard to behavior modification.
Part of the government's message would be to re-emphasize non-pharmaceutical treatments such as mask use, sanitization, hand washing, sanitation, outside exercise, and crowd control. Ongoing dialogue and frequent involvement on workplace measures will also take place. According to sources, there has been a recognition of the need to shift away from the Disaster Management Act as a framework for managing Covid-19. Other suggestions included including the World Health Organization in how variations were handled and not taking a knee-jerk reaction.
The discussion with the country's premiers and MECs on Sunday focused on the effect of the novel Omicron coronavirus type discovered in Botswana and South Africa. As a result of the variation, governments have closed their borders to southern African travelers. Soon after African travelers' borders were blocked, governments throughout the world closed their borders and imposed severe quarantines. Please let us know what you think about this in the comment section below, do not forget to like, share and follow.
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