COVID-19 in SA | Will mask-wearing be scrapped?

All indications are that we could soon see the lifting of remaining covid-19 regulations. The National Coronavirus Command Council is meeting on Wednesday and the mask-wearing mandate is expected to be up for discussion. eNCA's Heidi Giokos is following this story. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - All indications are that we could soon see the lifting of remaining COVID-19 regulations.

The National Coronavirus Command Council is meeting on Wednesday and the mask-wearing mandate is expected to be up for discussion.

READ: COVID-19 | Health Dept plans to scrap some regulations

A leaked memo that Health Minister Joe Phaahla sent to MECs suggests the country has exited the fifth COVID-19 wave and government should consider ending restrictions.

Meanwhile, Naptosa's Basil Manuel is welcoming proposals to scrap the wearing of masks at schools.

Manuel says it has been difficult for pupils to adhere to mask-wearing and those who wish to continue wearing them, can do so.

The third term for pupils could look very different as the Department of Health considers scrapping the wearing of masks. Health Minister Joe Phaahla, says there has been a drop in Covid-19 infections and deaths. eNCA speaks to President of National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa Basil Manuel. Courtesy #DStv403

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