South Africa

Post Covid era: South Africa’s masks mandate fully dropped and gathering ban lifted

On Wednesday night, South Africa’s health minister, Joe Phaahla revoked the regulations in the Government Gazette. South Africans will no longer require the wearing of masks and the limiting of gatherings has also been lifted off.

The President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) met on Wednesday morning to discuss the scrapping of
remaining Covid-19 regulations.

President Cyril Ramaphosa met with premiers and mayors of all major cities to thrash out a proposal to scrap the wearing of face masks in public and lift the limits on group gatherings and events.

Insiders said that the virtual meeting of the PCC was in agreement that masks, restrictions on gatherings as well as travel regulations should be scrapped immediately.

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