Joe Phaahla : Travel Ban Have No Basis

Nov 29, 2021
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Health Minister Joe Phaahla says travel ban have no basis ,this follows after the announcement made by South African scientists on Friday that Omicron variant has been identified in South Africa.On the media briefing on Monday ,Phaahla "said people must not panic , they got everything under control.


"We engaged other countries who imposed ban on South Africa trying to convince them , with the help of World Health Organization we have managed to convince them from unnecessary ban on traveling.We now know that the variant is driven by Omicron ,it's better to fight with the devil you know than the one you don't know.


"We do by all means try to make sure that our health facilities are always ready to deal with the current situations.We can assured that our scientist will get to the bottom of this soon.Our best response on this is to vaccinate".

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