BREAKING: The mask mandate and more Covid-19 restrictions dropped!

BREAKING: The mask mandate and more Covid-19 restrictions dropped!

Looks like it's time to hang up the mask!

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The mask mandate is one of the many Covid-19 regulations that have been scrapped/Unsplash

The South African government has announced the end of face masks and other remaining Covid-19 regulations. 

According to Business Insider, the rules on wearing masks indoors, the limitation on public events and all gatherings have all been revoked. 

Read more: South Africans finally wave goodbye to face masks

Joe Phaahla briefing

The news comes after Health Minister Joe Phaahla published the latest amendments in the Government Gazette late last night. 

The decision follows a meeting of the National Coronavirus Command Council, where discussions revolved around whether the Covid-19 restrictions were still relevant.

Read more: Could Covid-19 masks soon be a thing of the past?

Joe Phaahla and Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele, are set to brief South Africans at 11am on Thursday 23 June 2022  

This is a developing story, so stay tuned to East Coast Radio on-air and online throughout the day for more details.

Read more: POLL - Is SA ready to ditch this mask mandate?

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