WATCH | Cabinet approves changes to Alert Level 1 regulations

Prof Koleka Mlisana, co-chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 speaks to #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Cabinet has approved several changes to the adjusted alert Level 1 of Covid-19 regulations.

These changes are based on the trajectory of the pandemic and the levels of vaccination in the country.

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Those who test positive with no symptoms don’t have to self-isolate.

But for those who do test positive and are symptomatic, the isolation period has been reduced from 10 to 7 days.

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Contacts do not have to isolate unless they develop symptoms.

At the same time, schools will also return to full-time learning and the 1m social distancing has been scrapped.

Cabinet says the rationale for these amendments is informed by the proportion of people with immunity to Covid-19 which has risen substantially.

Several changes have been made to the adjusted Alert Level 1 of COVID-19 regulations. Going forward those who test positive but are asymptomatic will not have to isolate. Those who test positive and have symptoms will only need to isolate for 7 days instead of 10. Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research & Innovation at UKZN Professor Mosa Moshabela discusses this. Courtesy #DStv403 #eNCA


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