Hein Kaiser
Journalist
3 minute read
27 Nov 2021
5:00 am

Tighter lockdown mooted

Hein Kaiser

As the world closes the doors on South Africa, mandatory vaccinations may become a reality in SA in order to save the economy.

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As the world closes the doors on South Africa, mandatory vaccinations may become a reality in SA in order to save the economy as the new variant B.1.1.529 begins to take hold around the world. The World Health Organisation has designated B.1.1.529 as a variant of concern and named it omicron. There have been 5 293 new infections in the past two days. It is understood there was a recent meeting between healthcare professionals and the government to discuss its viability, especially with President Cyril Ramaphosa stating repeatedly this would not happen. The threat of a new mutation and another...