To: Editors & Health Journalists
Issued by: Department of Health
Date: Monday, 09 January 2023

Health Ministry to provide update on COVID situation in South Africa

Pretoria: Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla together with the Deputy Minister, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, will tomorrow (Tuesday, 10 January) convene a media briefing to provide an update on the COVID-19 situation in South Africa.

The ministry will use this opportunity to respond to a number of topical issues, including a new variant (XBB.1.5) which has dominated the media space and created public panic in the past few days.

Details of the media briefing are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2023
Time: 12h30
Webinar ID: 831 5843 8356
Passcode: 760190

For more information and media enquiries, please contact:

Mr Foster Mohale
Health Departmental Spokesperson

Mr Doctor Tshwale
Spokesperson for Health Minister
063 657 8487