- President Cyril Ramaphosa says the task team he formed to tackle compulsory vaccination will report back to him soon
- Ramaphosa will reportedly convene a meeting with the National Coronavirus Command Council upon his return to South Africa
- South Africans are not on board with the idea of compulsory vaccination with some people feeling like their rights are being infringed upon
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JOHANNESBURG - It is only a matter of time before the task team established by President Cyril Ramaphosa will report back about making Covid19 vaccinations mandatory nationwide.
In the previous address of the nation, Ramaphosa told the South Africans that he has appointed a team to look into the implementation of compulsory vaccination to help the country fight the coronavirus pandemic.
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Ramaphosa emphasised that the report needs to be done as quickly as possible because of the rise in infections seen across the country. The President added that Cabinet ministers will make a final decision based on the report provided by the task team.
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South Africans concerned about more compulsory vaccinations
Social media users showed concerns about what could be the outcome of the President's next address. Briefly News put together a few of their comments below:
"I am against mandatory vax. If we truly live in a free society, that means people get to say no to the vaccine. NB: I am vaccinated."
"The issue is if ever this becomes law, then what happens to all the unregistered foreigners? You have no record of them being here! So basically means there will be a large number of people who are unvaccinated."
"But there's no joy inside his heart and soul. He wishes that he never intended to be the person that he is today. It's extremely difficult for him and his crew."
Omicron: Ramaphosa calls for calm as Covid cases continue to skyrocket
Briefly News previously reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa told South Africans that they do not need to panic in the face of rising Covid 19 infections.
He told citizens that although the Omicron variant is more contagious, there was not an increase in hospitalisations. Ramaphosa said that there was no need to panic and scientists were working hard to study the new variant.
The president made the announcement after he and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo reached bilateral agreements and signed a memorandum of understanding, according to TimesLIVE.
Source: Briefly News