In this week’s Covid-19 related news, pressure continues to mount as the deadline for comments on the National Health Act approaches and Sassa has said that it will no longer be processing new applications for the R350 Covid-19 relief grant.
Pressure builds as deadline for comments on National Health Act looms
As the deadline approaches for public comments on the proposed changes to the National Health Act (April 24), several political parties and groups within civil society are gearing up to challenge the amendments in court.
In March, the Department of Health published proposed health regulations in the Government Gazette.
According to the department, these regulations are meant to deal with Covid-19 and other notifiable medical conditions outside of a National State of Disaster.
Coming weeks are vital to determine start of fifth Covid wave in Gauteng
A possible sustained increase in coronavirus infections in Gauteng this week and in the following weeks will be important signals to tell whether the Gauteng province will be experiencing the fifth wave.
This is according to Professor Bruce Mellado, member of the Gauteng government Covid ministerial advisory committee.