SA will not implement travel bans over COVID-19 just yet - Mthembu

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu has on Thursday briefed the media at a post-Cabinet meeting briefing on the coronavirus and other issues.

FILE: Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu. Picture: GCIS

CAPE TOWN - No travel bans just yet for South Africa.

That's the message from Cabinet.

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu on Thursday briefed the media at a post-Cabinet meeting briefing on the coronavirus and other issues.

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Mthembu said that every measure was being taken to safeguard the country against the surge of COVID-19.

He said Health Minister Zweli Mkhize had updated him, saying that the number of cases had risen to 16.

“The Cabinet did get a presentation on this matter from the Minister of Health. Arising out of that presentation, Cabinet reassures all those in South Africa that every precaution is being taken to safeguard the country against any surge of COVID-19.”

On travel bans and public gatherings, Mthembu said these would be considered at a special Cabinet meeting on Sunday.

“So that meeting will be very thorough, looking into every area of work, including issues of travel.”

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