As COVID-19 infections continue to surge, President Cyril Ramaphosa is concerned about large and indoor gatherings. In his weekly newsletter, the president says such gatherings carry considerable risk of transmission. He says people shouldn’t wait for new rules before reducing the size of events.
Ramaphosa’s reminding public and private facilities including workplaces, taxis, buses and trains to ensure adequate ventilation to prevent the spread of the virus.
This is the clearest indication yet that the president is likely to target the number of people allowed to gather.
The country is already grappling with the fourth wave which is concentrated in Gauteng.
As we enter the fourth wave, and as the country gears up for the festive season, the urgent priority is for more people to get vaccinated. Scientific evidence shows that vaccination is the most effective means of preventing the spread of new infections. https://t.co/xTifscW7es pic.twitter.com/fLxMmID1zI
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 (@CyrilRamaphosa) December 6, 2021
Ramaphosa says he’ll meet with the National Coronavirus Command Council on the way forward. He is urging those who haven’t been vaccinated to get the jab.
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