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If this leak is true, you’ll soon be maskless

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If this leak is true, you’ll soon be maskless

Masks and limits on gatherings should go, according to a leaked memo by health minister Joe Phaahla

Senior science reporter

A leaked memo shows minister of health Joe Phaahla has called for an end to all remaining Covid-19 restrictions, including mask wearing.

Sister newspaper Business Day received confirmation of the document’s authenticity and many support Phaahla’s proposal ahead of a President’s Coordinating Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The memo states that the regulations on mask wearing, indoor gatherings and travellers into the country having to be tested and vaccinated were implemented during a specific and extreme phase of the pandemic...

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