POLL: Is SA ready to ditch this mask mandate immediately?

POLL: Is SA ready to ditch this mask mandate immediately?

There are countries out there that are completely back to normal 

Is SA ready to ditch the mask mandate immediately

Former head of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, recently shared his thoughts regarding whether or not we should let the masks go.

Karim shared that sanitizing and the wearing of masks could now become a thing of the past during an address on eNCA. 

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There are some rules that were proposed as part of a long-term replacement to the rules we had this entire time during the national state of disaster. Are they unnecessary right now; especially with low COVID-19 infections?

London's Heathrow Airport recently announced that the wearing of face masks had become optional.

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, which both fly to South Africa and are based at Heathrow, welcomed the airport's decision and said they would follow suit.

What about us? 

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But flights with no mask mandates are few and far between, for now, and will only work on routes where destinations don't have pre-existing laws on covering up in public.

South Africa has no intention of dropping its mask mandate, even beyond the state of disaster, with passengers aboard British Airways and Virgin Atlantic flights still required to cover up.

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