National Command Council meeting moved to Saturday

Health Minister Joe Phaahla says the United Kingdom reneged on an agreement to consult before imposing a travel ban. Other countries, including Singapore, have since followed suite. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa is convening the National Coronavirus Command Council.

It comes amid growing concerns over the increase in new infections and the impact of the new variant.

READ: WHO names new COVID-19 variant Omicron

On Friday, 2,828 new infections and 12 deaths were recorded in South Africa.

The test positivity rate has increased to 9.1 percent.

READ: COVID-19 | 2,828 new cases, 12 more deaths

Meanwhile, Health Minister Joe Phaahla is slamming the UK's red list decision.

He says the country reneged on an agreement to consult before imposing travel restrictions.

Several other countries have since followed suite.


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