Sep 20, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Cyril Ramaphosa says vaccine passports are coming, but some are not impressed

Vaccine passports and the easing of lockdown restrictions below Level 2 have a lot of voices on social media.

On Sunday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the easing of several restrictions, including the curfew, size of gatherings and Sale of alcohol. He said the country will go to alert level 2 effective Monday.

As SA intensifies its Covid-19 vaccination program, Ramaphosa said the health ministry was considering introducing vaccine passports upon entry to show off certain events and venues.

“We will also provide more information on an approach to vaccination records that can be used as proof of vaccination for various purposes and events for people to prove.” that they were vaccinated.

“The Ministry of Health is examining a variety of mechanisms in other countries to do this electronically via cell phones or other forms of demonstration,” said the President.

The sale of alcohol is now allowed Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The number of people allowed to gather indoors , increased from 50 to 250 and from 100 to 500 for outdoor venues.

There were mixed reactions to vaccination records.

While some welcomed the move, others accused the government of forcing the bump on citizens. Some threatened the ANC in local elections . boycott November 1st on the decision.

Some supported the stance, saying that those who will be vaccinated must be granted some privileges.

Here are some of the reactions: