Johannesburg, December 7 The South African government issued a statement on the 7th that due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, all Christmas and New Year-related activities originally planned to be held from the end of 2020 to the beginning of 2021 have been postponed or cancelled.
Recently, due to the approaching Christmas and New Year holiday and the rising frequency of personnel activities, the COVID-19 epidemic in South Africa has rebounded, causing widespread concern.
In particular, the recent gathering spread of COVID-19 during the Durban Music Festival in KwaZulu Natal Province has put great pressure on the South African government.
The statement pointed out that although the organizers of the event have made detailed arrangements for epidemic prevention and control before, it is still difficult to avoid the spread of the epidemic. In order to ensure the safety of the lives of the South African people, after consultation with relevant departments and event organizers, the Christmas and New Year-related activities scheduled for the near future have been postponed or cancelled. At present, the relevant aftermath has been carried out one after another.
As a result, at least three large-scale events in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban could not be held as scheduled.
As of press release, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa reached 814,565, and the number of deaths was 22,206.
On the evening of the 6th, South Africa’s Minister of Health Mukez reiterated that people who had previously visited the Durban Music Festival must immediately self-quarantine for 10 days.
The South African government is working hard to curb the spread of the virus, and also urges the people to consciously abide by the relevant regulations of the epidemic prevention.