Asymptomatic people who test positive for COVID-19 are no longer required to isolate in South Africa.
In addition to the changes for asymptomatic people, those who do show symptoms now only have to isolate for seven days.
Why did they make this change?
South Africa is currently at the lowest of their five stage COVID-19 alert system. Read more about it here.
People who test positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms are only required to isolate for seven days, instead of ten.
This decision also led to full-time learning being resumed. This includes primary, secondary and special schools returning to daily attendance.
Without a doubt, South Africa has been the worst-hit country in Africa during the pandemic. There have been over 3.6 million infections and 95,093 deaths.
They have nationally exited a fourth wave.
Ultimately, they decided to amend the guidelines in this way because of the increased proportion of people with immunity. The immunity against COVID-19 among people in South Africa has risen to more than between 60- 80%.
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