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JOHANNESBURG - The government has done away with the remaining COVID-19 regulations.
The rules on wearing masks indoors and the limitation on public events and gatherings have all been repealed.
Health Minister Joe Phaahla published the latest amendments in the Government Gazette this evening.
Phaahla’s decision follows a meeting of the National Coronavirus Command Council, which weighed in on whether the remaining COVID-19 regulations were still relevant.
Phaahla and Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele, are set to brief the nation at 11am on Thursday.
[BREAKING NEWS] South Africans no longer required to wear face masks. Limits on gatherings have also been dropped. Health Minister Joe Phaahla has published these changes in the government gazette. #DStv403 #eNCA pic.twitter.com/hfmzzInnk6— eNCA (@eNCA) June 22, 2022