– The government has scrapped away the remaining COVID-19 regulations.
– South Africans are no longer required to wear face masks indoors. Limitations on gatherings and events have also been dropped.
– Testing and vaccination requirements for visitors to South Africa are also scrapped.
– Health Minister Joe Phaahla published the latest amendments in the Government Gazette on Wednesday evening.
Original Post: 23/06
There may soon be no need for masks for South Africans. This means you will not be required to wear a face mask at stores and shopping malls.
This comes after Health minister Joe Phaahla called for a number of Covid-19 regulations to be dismissed.
These regulations include wearing masks in public places and limiting the number of people attending events or gatherings.
The President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) met on Wednesday morning to discuss doing away with the remaining Covid-19 regulations, News24 reveals.
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 told News24 that the virtual meeting of the PCC was in agreement that masks, restrictions on gatherings as well as travel regulations should be scrapped immediately.
The cabinet will have the final say on the proposal.
The recommendations are to be discussed with the cabinet in the coming days.
Phaahla said the country has not seen any rise in the number of infections.