According to SAfm news, Health Minister, Joe Phaahla, says there is a possibility of an inter-provincial travel ban this festive season as a result of the rising number of new COVID-19 infections. More than 2800 cases were recorded today, with 12 deaths.
With the new variant detected in South Africa, the coronavirus council was set to meet on Sunday for discussion on how to deal with the new variant and whuch measures could be possible to take.
It has been anticipated by the health experts that this new variant is not really a threat compared to the previous ones. People's reactions were so shocking after it was reported that South Africa is being attacked again with the virus.
In order to stop rapid spread of this new variant, the president is supposed to close what he recently opened.
Carfew need to be implemented to atleast 10:00 pm until 4:00am, this would allow workers who works late to reach their respective places in one piece. Tarvens should operate in certain given days per week. I,e: tarvens should open atleast 3 days per week and from 8:30 till 18:30. This would also help people to follow the carfew.
Photo: News24 ( Minister of Health Joe Phahlaa)
Health minister said the intertravel ban is not really justified, meaning closing of provinces and never allow people to pass would not be really necessary at this point. However, president Cyril Ramaphosa might do so to avoid the rapid spread.
"Quarantine those 2800 infected people and others who will be infected after. You know mos those people, why the country must be standstill bcoz of them?" says a twitter followers
Apparently South Africa is being punished for detecting the new variant as few countries are starting to put in in redline, banning SA activities to their country. This might be fear of spreading the the new variant.
If we do not close the country, we are going to experience what we went through the previous 2 years.
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