Phaahla optimistic about lockdown free Christmas

Johannesburg – Health Minister Joe Phaahla said if South Africans stay put and observe all Covid-19 protocols then there is a possibility for a lockdown free Christmas.

The National Coronavirus Command Council is set to meet on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health is expected to give input before any decision is made. This as the rate of infections in the country remains high amid the presence of the Omicron variant.

The minister said they remain optimistic.

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