Covid: Omicron wave recedes, South Africa lifts curfew

Covid: Omicron wave recedes, South Africa lifts curfew

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South Africa on Thursday lifted the night-time curfew in place to deal with the fourth wave of the coronavirus epidemic mainly caused by the Omicron variant, which was the first country it identified in just over a month, announcing that the peak of the wave had been successfully passed.

The government said it made this decision after reading the trajectory of the epidemic, and the progress made in vaccination campaign against the COVID-19 and reception capabilities in the health sector.
“All indications are that the country may have passed the peak of the fourth wave at the national level.”Is it written in a statement published earlier today at the conclusion of the extraordinary cabinet meeting.
The health alert level in the country has been reduced to a minimum.
According to data from the Ministry of Health, The weekly average number of coronavirus infections decreased by 29.7% in the week ending December 25.
In addition to lifting more restrictive measures, such as a midnight curfew imposed until 4 a.m. and a ban on the sale of alcohol after 11 p.m., the government has indicated that indoor gatherings can now gather up to 1,000 people, and up to 2,000 people. For outdoor gatherings.

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