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PhaahlaTimesLive reports that Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla has repealed Covid-19 regulations governing the use of face masks and requiring that people leaving SA or coming to SA must produce full vaccination certificates.

In a government gazette on Wednesday, Phaahla repealed regulations 16A, 16B and 16C of the regulations relating to the surveillance and the control of notifiable medical conditions in their entirety. He said the repeal of the regulations concerned would come into operation upon their publication in the gazette. A leaked memorandum from Phaahla dated 20 June showed he was calling for an end to all remaining Covid-19 restrictions. The memo pointed out that the regulations on mask wearing, indoor gatherings and travellers into the country having to be tested and vaccinated were implemented during a specific and extreme phase of the pandemic. With a major decline in infection numbers, hospitalisations and deaths, these measured were not appropriate, the minister argued. Fedhasa head Rosemary Anderson, on behalf of the hospitality industry, said on Tuesday the organisation welcomed the department of health’s recommendation to repeal the regulations.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard at TimesLive
  • Read too, No more masks! – All Covid regulations officially scrapped, at The Citizen

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