Local virology-expert, Professor Barry Schoub says it is still advisable that South Africans continue wearing a face mask to help protect themselves from contracting Covid-19.
This, after many residents hoped the adjusted health- and safety regulations, published this week, came with the ditching of the masking rule.
Schoub says with the uptick in infections, it is best to, especially when indoors and around others, to continue masking up.
He says there is enough evidence that points to the efficacy of masks.
Follow the latest Department of Health updates here.
- Public consultation period on new health regulations extended, as limited regulations remain.
- Western Cape healthcare system ready for 5th wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
- Transitional regulations, in place for the next 30 days, can be challenged in court.
The Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla has extended the period for public comments on health regulations by three months with effect from Thursday, 5 May 2022.The new closing date for submission of comments is 5th of July 2022 https://t.co/A8lTwvdQ6E
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) May 5, 2022