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With the deadline for public comments now having passed, Cape Town Mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis, says they’re opposing the proposed new health regulations.

Among proposed new rules include, the provision of proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test when entering the country.

Also, the continued restriction on public gatherings and the mask mandate.

The regulations are seen to be proposing some powers granted to Health Minister to deal with and control the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a 17 page document, the City says the regulations make certain Covid-19-related restrictions a permanent feature for residents.

Hill-Lewis says if the regulations are approved, they will hamper major events held in the Mother City.

“Cape Town has demonstrated its ability to host major events, without any need for an upper limit on the number of fans or spectators or participants that can take part in those events. After the terrible economic destruction of Covid over the last two years, what we really need now is to give Cape Town – and South Africa – the economic boost it needs, by removing any and all remaining restrictions.”