Among the options being considered are ways to try and boost the nation’s vaccination rate
27 November 2021 - 18:26Loni PrinslooPicture: BLOOMBERGSA may announce more stringent lockdown measures in coming days to curb a resurgence of coronavirus infections and the spread of a new variant, people familiar with the matter said. The National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) met Saturday to discuss possible measures, while weighing the impact any moves will have on the economy, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks aren’t public.
Among the options being considered are ways to try to boost the nation’s vaccination rate, they said. Tyrone Seale, spokesperson for President Cyril Ramaphosa, declined to comment beyond a statement issued on Friday in which the presidency said that the outcome of the NCCC meeting will help determine whether further consultations are required at the level of the President’s Co-ordinating Council.
South African scientists this week identified the new variant, known as omicron, setting off alarm bells around the world. The UK led nations in introducing travel bans on SA and its neighbours, posing a threat to the nation’s tourism industry, which accounts for 7% of economic output. The EU, US and much of the world has followed. headtopics.com
Government officials have criticised the travel ban.Only about a third of South African adults are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. The number of new coronavirus cases more than tripled this week to 2,465 on Friday, according to the Health Department. The proportion of positive tests rose to 9.2% from 6.5% a day earlier, National Institute for Communicable Diseases data shows.Read more: Business Day »
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