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The government has done away with the remaining Covid-19 regulations.

Health Minister Joe Phaahla has published a notice in the Government Gazette on Wednesday (22 June) repealing the country’s Covid-19 regulations.

These include the wearing of masks, restrictions on gatherings and border checks for Covid-19.

Phaahla’s decision follows a meeting of the National Coronavirus Command Council, which weighed in whether the remaining Covid-19 regulations were still relevant.

According to eNCA, Phaahla and Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele set to brief the nation at 11:00 on Thursday.

“I, Mathume Joseph Phaahla, Minister of Health hereby repeal Regulations 16A, 16B and 16C of the Regulations Relating to the Surveillance and the Control of Notifiable Medical Conditions, made in terms of sections 90(1)(j), (k) and (w) of the National Health Act, 2003 (Act 61 of 2003), and promulgated on 4 May 2022 under Government Notice 2060, in their entirety,” Phaahla states in the Gazette.

“The repeal of the Regulations concerned will come into operation on publication in the Gazette.”

Regulation 16A dealt with mask-wearing, 16B contained the regulations on gatherings, and 16C were the regulations for international travellers entering South Africa.

Sources: BusinessTech, eNCA

Read the Gazette here.