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South Africa Plans To Introduce Vaccine Passport

President Cyril Ramaphosa said yesterday that South Africans may soon be required to produce proof of vaccination against Covid-19 to gain access to public spaces.

The requirement is generally referred to as a “Vaccine Passport” or “Vaccine Certificate” and has been considered by several countries globally as a way of persuading people to get vaccinated.

Said Ramaphosa in a televised address where some COVID-19 restrictions were eased: 



We will also be providing further information on an approach for vaccine passports, which can be used as evidence of vaccination for various purposes and events, so that people are able to demonstrate that they’ve been vaccinated. The department of health is looking at a variety of mechanisms in other countries to do it electronically through cellphones or other forms of demonstration.”

According to Ramaphosa, the vaccine passport will come into effect soon and South Africans will be advised accordingly.

The announcement comes as England announced the dropping of such plans for its population. England’s health secretary Sajid Javid told BBC that the government has halted plans to introduce vaccine passports for access into nightclubs and large events.

Countries and regions that have vaccines passports include the EU, Israel, and China.

–AfricaNews

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