The traditional leader organization (Contralesa) Strongly condemned travel bans imposed on South Africa by various Western countries for the new COVID-19 variant..
Kgosi Larmeck Mokoena, president of Contralesa, states that these countries are weakening Africa as a continent.
Mokoena says that as a contraresa, she always encourages people to vaccinate.
“In contrast, we welcome the government’s decision to keep our country at alert level 1. Further restrictions will drag us down, further damage our fragile economy and increase unemployment. Let us agree that all South Africans have to go and vaccinate, but there are mixed feelings about whether mandatory vaccination is the way to go. Contralesa, We condemn the decision by some countries to impose a travel ban on South African countries. It is clear that this continent has been targeted. We are in these countries in the best interests of all of us on this continent. We call for their decision to be reviewed and revoked for the sake of. “
In his speech, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government was deeply disappointed that some countries had banned travel to South Africa after the discovery of a variant of Omicron.
He says it is a clear and completely unjustified deviation from many of these commitments.
Countries created at a G20 meeting in Rome last month.
He further adds: “They promised at the conference that they would resume international travel in a safe and orderly manner, in line with the activities of relevant international organizations such as the World Health Organization, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Maritime Organization and the OECD. The G20 Rome Declaration has addressed the plight of the tourism sector in developing countries and has promised to support a “quick, resilient, comprehensive and sustainable recovery of the tourism sector”.
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