Covid-19 in SA: Good news as National state of disaster could end

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20 January 2022

By Sphe J Hadebe

South Africans very soon could be breathing a sigh of relief as life could be returning back to normal. 

After 2 years having to live a new life since the inception of the global pandemic, novel coronavirus. 

Life changed in 2021 and government had to act switfly to contain the spread of the virus and save many lives. Although over a million infections has took over in South Africa but the situation could have been fat worse should the government not considered the method to save people. 

On March 2021, the Minister of Corporative Governance and Traditional affairs, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma declared a national state of distaster. Initially, it was supposed to be a month but it was renewed each and every month, even this year it has been renewed for another month. 

After two years of being under the national state of distaster, now South Africa could be finally out of it as the rate of Covid-19 infections dip. 

This was revealed by Cyril Ramaphosa as he responded to the media questions during the launch the NantSA facility, which will be a plant of manufacturing the vaccines. This plant is established by the billionaire Patrick Soon- Showing. 

Ramaphosa said that we are on a record as saying we are examing how best ee should handle the state of distaster. He said that now as the National coronavirus command council (NCCC) are noting the drop in the infections and the efficacy of using the legislation of other measures. 

He said the NCCC is examining that to see whether they can use health protocols, health regulations or whatever to move forward in their management of this pandemic. 

Ramaphosa then said that the NCCC is set to brief the cabinet on the issue. 

By the look of things, the country would be free very soon.

The Department of Health recently said that they considering to declare Covid-19 as an endemic and no longer a pandemic. That means that now it will be treated like every kind of disease and no longer need a state of distaster.


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