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South Africa suspends quarantine because 80% have been infected in the past

South Africa will stop contact tracing and shift its focus to the Covid-19 mitigation strategy, so it will not isolate people.

Authorities will only carry out contact tracing in the event of an outbreak, the State Health Director said in a circulation dated Thursday, which was confirmed by department spokesman Foster Mohale. Eighty percent of the country’s population has past infections and provides some immunity, the ministry said.

According to the quarantine, “quarantine has cost essential services and society as many people are away from work and lose their income and children are unable to go to school.” “We never identify the patients at highest risk.”

South Africa has recovered from the most severe economic contraction in almost 30 years and is at risk of stalling due to a fallout from the fourth wave of coronavirus infection caused by the Omicron variant.



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