SA can’t campaign against travel bans but restrain its economy

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SA can’t campaign against travel bans but restrain its economy

With an unemployment rate of 34.9%, according to Stats SA, one hopes the government has learnt from the past

SIBANI MNGADI

Can the SA government afford to restrict its domestic economic activity while complaining about “knee-jerk and unscientific” restrictions on international travel by developed countries after the discovery of the Omicron variant?

That should be the question that preoccupies the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) as it considers the recent sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 infections.

From a health perspective, we need to do everything possible to save lives. Drastic, sometimes less rational decisions have been taken before on the basis of this. These include the issue of what goods can be sold. ..

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