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The different notices emanating from the health department regarding isolation, contact tracing and quarantining of people who came into contact with Covid-19-positive people were very confusing for the public, SA Medical Association (Sama) chairperson Angelique Coetzee said.

She said her association believed that “this (the withdrawal by the national health department Tuesday of a notice it issued last week) is political pressure, most probably from other departments that are putting pressure on the national department. This is our view.” She did not say which departments were putting pressure on the health department...

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