Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla will address the nation on Thursday to “unpack the recent government gazette on Covid-19 health regulations and mask mandates.
Update to Covid-19 regulations
The media briefing follows after government on Wednesday said regulations pertaining to gatherings, international travel, and masks have expired.
Watch: Mask mandate media briefing
In a letter to MECs, Phaahla said epidemiological analysis points show South Africa exited the recent fifth wave and new Covid-19 infections are on the decline.
Back in March, Dr Phaahla said most Covid-19 health protocols would “become obsolete” once 70% of South Africa’s population is vaccinated.
He said once the country reaches the 70% mark, there would be “enough protection” for the remaining measures and mandates to fall away.