As it has been underlined that vaccination is the only way to contain the Coronavirus, the government is putting more effort into urging citizens to get vaccinated.
On Thursday minister of sports, art, and culture Nathi Mthethwa outlined on Power FM that vaccination is not a forced matter.
According to South African Constitution, citizens have the right to make choices of their own. However, there are terms and conditions for those who decide not to sign up for vaccination.
“If you decide not to vaccinate, it’s fine but doesn’t come to the stadium, cinema, theatre, and wherever” The minister emphasized.
The South African government is set to vaccinate 70% of its population by the end of this year to be able to unlock the country.
Although President Ramaphosa has assured that covid 19 vaccines are safe and do not have side effects, still citizens hesitate to sign up for the jabs due to vaccine critics news trending on social media.
As a result operation ‘Return to play is in your hands” was implemented on Thursday with an agenda to get more people vaccinated to meet the target.
The ball is on everyone’s court. Mthethwa concluded that it is up to the citizens to vaccinate and free themselves or to refuse and remain captives.
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