Aug 9, 2022

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How can I keep safe while travelling after the holiday season?

The National Ministry of Health urges South Africans to continue to follow safety protocols when traveling in order to minimize the spread of Covid-19.

As more and more people travel between the provinces after the holidays, be it on There is a risk of infection with Covid-19 by air, car or public transport.

The department recommends keeping the windows open when using public transport or when traveling with other people in order to ensure adequate ventilation Vehicle and reduce the risk of contracting the virus.

It is also recommended that surfaces such as door handles and car keys be disinfected, especially if they are used and shared by several people.

Other precautions include:

  • Avoid eating in a vehicle when you are with others
  • Choose the safest mode of transport when you are Travel long distances to minimize the risk
  • Keep stopovers to a minimum to avoid physical contact with other people
  • Avoid traveling at peak times when there are more people. This increases the risk of infection
  • Avoid poorly ventilated rooms and if possible avoid social gatherings

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported on Wednesday that SA 11.106 new Covid- Had 19 cases, most of which were from KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.

Both provinces each accounted for about 26% of the new cases. Gauteng, Eastern Cape, and Free State accounted for 19%, 11% and 5%, respectively.

The northwest was responsible for 4% of the infections, while Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and the Northern Cape were responsible for each were 3% of the new cases.