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The WHO criteria on lifting a lockdown which SA has not met

The WHO criteria on lifting a lockdown which SA has not met

Bongani speaks to Prof Salim Abdool Karim, Epidemiologist, and director of the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in SA Chairs the government’s Covid-19 ministerial advisory committee.

 The World Health Organization (WHO) says several guidelines need to be followed before a country could be comfortable with easing a lockdown, but South Africa has not met some these criteria Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says.Mkhize explained that even though the country had not met some of the WHO's criteria the country had taken into consideration several things, including socio-economic issues, to decide on whether to lift the lockdown.

 



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SA lockdown regulations are invalid and unconstitutional says High Court

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The alert level 3 and alert level 4 lockdown regulations have been declared invalid and unconstitutional by the Gauteng High Court. The Gauteng High Court suspended the declaration of invalidity of the regulations for 14 days, meaning that the level 3 regulations remain in effect for now. The court has directed the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), in consultation with other ministers, to amend, review, and republish the regulations. The court action was brought by was brought by Reyno Dawid de Beer and the Liberty Fighters Network, according to The Citizen, and related to certain regulations that were put forward where rationality was questioned.

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