The government is not using the regulations that allow it to track and trace contacts of those who test positive for Covid-19 to spy on South African citizens, communications, telecommunications & postal services minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams said on Thursday.

Amended regulations gazetted on Thursday allow the director-general of health to direct mobile operators to provide information such as location and movements of any person who has tested positive for the virus. This includes information on  people who were in contact with the person. ..

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