South Africa Introduces Legislation to Make COVID-19 Restrictions Permanent
The South African government published new draft laws this week that would make COVID-19 measures permanent and establish a two-tier caste system.
The National Health Act seeks to enforce some mask wearing and social distancing rules on a regular basis, according to The South African.
The draft laws include the following directives:
People will be required to wear a face covering in ANY public indoor setting.
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No-one will be allowed to use public transport or enter a public premises without a mask.
All customer-facing businesses must determine a maximum number of people allowed inside their buildings.
It is recommended that a one-metre social distancing rule is kept for all public places, and outdoor queues.
Hand sanitisers must be provided upon entry, and each business must have a ‘compliance officer’.
Work from home directives and social distancing in the workplace are both being encouraged.
Vaccinated travellers will, eventually, be able to enter South Africa WITHOUT a PCR test.
While COVID is in its pandemic phase, funerals WILL be limited to a maximum of 100 people. Masks are required.
All gatherings will still be subject to one metre social distancing rules and, if indoors, mask wearing mandates.
While COVID is in its pandemic phase, venues will only be able to operate at 50% of their capacity.
Those attending gatherings of 2 000 people or more will HAVE to be vaccinated.
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The South African published this video report:
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The public has until mid-April 2022 to make submissions to the bill before it’s presented to the NATJOINTS.
If approved, the National Act becomes official legislation.
Set to be considered for final approval in mid-April, the proposals would give government leaders the power to reimpose curfews, lock down the country or specific localities, restrict religious services, cultural practices, and sporting events, and even ban alcohol.
Moreover, the draft laws could continue to punish South Africans who have opted out of getting the experimental COVID-19 jabs.
Under the new draft laws, unvaccinated citizens could be banned from all indoor events with more than 1,000 people and all outdoor events with more than 2,000 people. They could also be forced to pay for a PCR test to leave or re-enter the country, a requirement not imposed upon the vaccinated.
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