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.
On Friday, 2,828 new infections and 12 deaths were recorded in South Africa.
The test positivity rate has increased to 9.1 percent.
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.
NCCC MEETING BROUGHT FORWARD— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) November 26, 2021
The National Coronavirus Command Council meeting which was earlier announced as scheduled for Sunday, 28 November 2021, has been brought forward to Saturday, 27 November 2021.