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National State of Disaster on COVID-19 extended to 15 November

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Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announces the extension of the COVID-19 National State of Disaster. EWN Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announces the extension of the COVID-19 National State of Disaster.

Decision to extend the state of national disaster followed consultations with relevant stakeholders and the approval from the Cabinet

 

Staff reporter

October 14, 2021

Gauteng, South Africa: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has announced the extension of the National State of Disaster on COVID-19 until 15 November 2021.


The Ministry said in a statement that the extension was in terms of section 27(5)(c) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002). 


The Ministry said the decision to extend the state of national disaster followed consultations with relevant stakeholders and the approval from the Cabinet. 


“The extension takes into account the need to continue observing all non-pharmaceutical interventions against COVID-19 and increasing vaccinations as part of possible measures being undertaken to ease against its impact,” Dlamini Zuma said.


Dlamini Zuma expressed how the government remains committed to saving lives and ensuring that more people get vaccinated, as it is the only way to safely open the economy and go back to normal life.


Published with permission from– SAnews.gov.za