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Minister of health says travel bans are unfair.

BREAKING: As of Monday 29 Nov 2021 inbound flights and transit passengers to Dubai/ UAE from:  

South Africa 

Botswana 

Eswatini 

Lesotho 

Mozambique 

Namibia

Zimbabwe will be suspended until further notice.

Health Minister Dr Joe Phaala says the global reaction to the new variant is unjustified.Health Minister says it wants to dispel the notion that the vaccine won’t work against the #newvariant

He says it’s important that people still vaccinate as it’s an important measure against the fight.Dr Joe Phaahla says we should be working together as countries when fighting the virus and no one should be on a witch hunt and blame game played.Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla says mutations happen, and it was in the best interest of everyone to report on this new variant and mutation. And that shouldn’t be a reason for South Africa to be discriminated against.Health Minister says the global reaction is completely against WHO standards of response.

2,828 new #COVID19 cases have been reported in SA in the past 24-hours. A total of 30,904 tests were conducted representing a 9.1% positivity rate. A further 12 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,783 to date.

The majority of new #COVID19 cases today are from Gauteng 77%

Western Cape accounting for 5%. KwaZulu-Natal and North West each accounted for 4% 

Limpopo and Mpumalanga each accounted for 3% respectively

Free state 2%

Eastern Cape and Northern Cape each accounted for 1%.

There have been an increase of 60 admissions in the past 24-hours. A a total of 2,211 people are currently admitted in hospital due to #COVID19 .

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