A seven-person South African delegation is set to meet with UK scientists on Monday on why South Africa remains on the UK’s COVID red list.
According to the Sunday Times, the ministerial advisory committee together with some South African scientists and Department of Health representatives, led by the department’s acting director-general Nicholas Crisp, will meet virtually with UK counterparts.
This is hoped to address concerns that the COVID Beta variant is still circulating on our shores.
The UK has refused to recognize vaccines administered in many parts of the world, creating outrage across Africa, Latin America, and south Asia.
Under new regulations, travellers who are fully vaccinated with Astrazeneca, Pfizer and Moderna shots in the US, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, or an EU country will be considered fully vaccinated and exempt from quarantine when they arrive in Britain.
In other news – Zandie Khumalo on welcoming her first child
She kept her pregnancy a secret up until a few weeks before she was due to give birth. Singer and songwriter Zandie Khumalo-Gumede eventually opened up about her baby bump through an Instagram post on her page.
“A journey that is exciting and very scary at the same time but worth it, I wanna thank God for lesibusiso esisendleleni (the blessing that is on the way). I’m eight months in today and I can’t believe it’s almost time. We can’t wait to meet u Zenala ka mama [sic],” she wrote at the time. Learn More