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Health Department of South Africa disappointed with the travel restrictions on South Africa

The Minister of Health in South Africa Mr Joe Phaahla expressed disappointment in the decision that was taken by some countries to impose travel restrictions on South Africa because of the new variant . He said that the decision that was taken did not make any scientific sense .

He continued and said that some countries were using this as a scapegoat to deal with the pandemic that has troubled every nation . Minister Phaahla said that they decided to be transparent regarding the issue of the covid-19 variant so that countries would unite and find a lasting solution .

He said that he did nt expect South Africa to be punished for coming out in the open regarding the new variant . Minister Phaahla also said that the decision to impose travel ban on South Africa was against the standards of the World Health Organisation. The department made an announcement of the new variant on Thursday and Britain imposed travel ban on Friday.

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https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2021-11-26-health-department-slams-draconian-decision-to-impose-travel-bans-on-sa/

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