South Africa lifts entry restrictions and mask mandate

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The South African government has announced the end of entry restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. You also won’t be required to wear a face mask any more when visiting the country. Attendance caps for public events are also being lifted, effective immediately, Health Minister Joe Phaahla announced on Thursday, citing a constant decline in new infections as well as a low rate of hospitalizations and Covid-related deaths to explain the decision. So far, face masks had been mandatory in all indoor areas, including in shopping malls and on public transport. Travellers were…

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