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THE government has yet to determine whether travelling linked to India should be banned, despite outcries from concerned citizens about rising Covid-19 cases in that country.

The health department has reassured citizens that there are currently no direct flights from India to South Africa.

This is after South Africans messaged the government calling for flights from the country to be banned.

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said health-care agencies were on high alert.

A variant of the coronaviru­s, B.1.617, is circulatin­g in India. The variant has not been found in South Africa. | Political Bureau

THE Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture would receive R75 million more to complete its work, Justice and Correction­al Services Minister Ronald Lamola has said.

Lamola made the announceme­nt when he was responding to questions at the portfolio committee on justice and correction­al services. This was despite Finance Minister Tito Mboweni saying that National Treasury would not be allocating additional funds to the commission.

Lamola said the commission would have to finish its work by the end of next month in accordance with the court order Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo obtained from the North Gauteng High Court. | Political Bureau

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