Tobacco Giant Drops Court Case Over South African Cigarette Ban
British American Tobacco South Africa has decided not to pursue legal action to have the ban on the sale of tobacco products lifted and instead will engage with government. This comes after it received a formal response to its letter to ministers in the National Coronavirus Command Council. It suggests the possibility of compromise on the controversial issue, writes Ed Stoddard for the Daily Maverick.
As of June 1, the confirmed COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 146,793. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 4,222 and recoveries 61,772.
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