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You may have to re-think your holiday plans as Health Minister hints at inter-provincial travel ban

Assuming you were expecting to travel anyplace in the country over the happy season, you might need to reevaluate your arrangements. 


Wellbeing Minister Dr Joe Phaahla, has implied that a boycott might be forced on between commonplace travel as the new Covid-19 variation, Omicron, keeps on spreading across SA.

Phaahla said while he was not in a situation to affirm the boycott, in case diseases kept on rising, government would need to see measures to contain the spread. 


Talking during a virtual Q and A meeting on Friday, the Minister said that whatever was chosen would be founded on a danger changed methodology. 


On Thursday the Department of Health affirmed the disclosure of the new variation. The Department accepted that Omicron was behind a new spike in new Covid-19 diseases, especially in Gauteng and Tshwane.

In the mean time, the Presidency has reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa has climbed his gathering with the National Coronavirus Command Council. He was distinctly because of meet with the NCCC on Sunday. 


In a progression of Tweets, the Presidency said the board would evaluate improvements in the Covid-19 pandemic, including logical updates around the recently recognized Coronavirus variation, which has been named Omicron by the World Health Organization. 


"The results of this gathering will provide guidance concerning whether further meeting is needed at the level of the President's Coordinating Council," the Presidency said.

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