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South Africa to stop most contact tracing as 80% of population gain some immunity

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29, 2021. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Most contact tracing and other COVID-19-related measures are coming to an end in South Africa.With up to 80% of the population having at least some immunity through previous infections, the nation’s department of health issued a notice Thursday detailing a policy shift from containment to mitigation.

According to Director General of Health Dr. Sandile Buthelezi, South Africa will no longer contact trace except in congregate or cluster outbreak settings."Containment strategies are no longer appropriate – mitigation is the only viable state,".

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