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Public and Environmental Health Act, 2015

Declaration of COVID-19 as Formidable Epidemic Disease

Government Notice 232 of 2020

  • Published in Government Gazette no. 7338 on 17 September 2020

  • Assented to on 17 September 2020
  • Commenced on 17 September 2020

  • [Up to date as at 6 November 2020]

Under section 22(2) of the Public and Environmental Health Act, 2015 (Act No. 1 of 2015), I declare the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) known as COVID-19 to be a formidable epidemic disease for purposes of that Act.Dr. K. ShangulaMinister of Health and Social Services

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