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COVID-19: SAA suspends all international flights

The South African Airways is immediately suspending all international flights until the end of May due to the coronavirus pandemic. This decision means that SAA will only render services on its regional and domestic routes. SAA says the COVID-19 pandemic and attendant travel restrictions, resulted in substantial decline in demand for air travel.

South Africa has issued a travel ban on people from high-risk countries affected by the coronavirus. The ban has been issued to foreign nationals from Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and China.

Visas from those countries have been cancelled and previously approved visas have been revoked. A travel ban has been issued to foreign nationals from Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and China as of Wednesday.

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Visas from those countries have been cancelled and previously approved visas have been revoked . Disembarkation of foreign nationals from the high-risk countries is suspended on airports upon arrival, Disembarkation of foreign nationals from the high-risk countries is suspended on airports upon arrival,” said SAA Acting CEO Zuks Ramasia.

“Embarkation and disembarkation is permissible under the following circumstances: Disembarkation of returning South African citizens and permanent residents; embarkation of departing foreign nationals, disembarkation of a declared medical emergency; foreign nationals must be approved by port health services; upon landing, crew from high risk countries shall be subject to medical screening and quarantined for 21 days.

In other news – Zakes Bantwini sends heartfelt birthday message to his wife Nandi Madida

Local muso and producer, Zakes Bantwini took to Twitter to wish his beautiful wife and mother of his children, Nandi Madida a happy birthday. Although the pair are usually very private – they are not shy to share certain special moments on social media.

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In the sweet appreciation post, Zakes wrote: “A woman who balances so many roles: mother, friend, daughter, musician, presenter, businesswoman, philanthropy, and beloved wife. I am taking the time to let you know how much I admire all you do and all you are to so very many. @nandi_madida Happy birthday! Sthandwa Sam. Read more

Source: eNCA

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