National State of Disaster On Covid-19 Extended to 15 November

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs recently made an announcement regarding the National State of Disaster on COVID-19.

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Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has extended the National State of Disaster on COVID-19 to November 15, 2021.

The ministry said in a statement that the extension has been carried out in terms of section 27 (5)(c) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002).

The decision to extend the state of national disaster was made after consultations with key stakeholders and Cabinet approval, according to the Ministry.

Dlamini Zuma further stated that the extension takes into account the importance of continuing to monitor all non-pharmaceutical Covid-19 interventions and increasing vaccinations as part of contingency plans to limit the impact of the virus.

She concluded by saying that the government remains committed to saving lives and ensuring that more people are vaccinated, as this is the only way to reopen the economy and resume a normal life.

South Africa's National State of Disaster has been in place since its declaration on 15 March 2020 due to the severity of the Covid-19 outbreak, which was also declared a global pandemic by The World Health Organisation.

 

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