Rorisang Kgosana
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13 May 2021
5:12 pm

It’s not too late for SA to duck the Covid-19 third wave

Rorisang Kgosana

The country can still avoid a total resurgence, which is likely to bring with it restrictions on gatherings and the sale of alcohol.

Picture: Michel Bega

Despite an increase in Covid-19 infections in the recent weeks, South Africa still has an opportunity to prevent a third wave of the coronavirus which could likely lead to restrictions on movements, gatherings and another alcohol ban. Covid-19 cases have increased by 46% in the past week, as opposed to the preceding seven days, with Covid-19 related deaths increasing by 18.22% in the same period. According to the South African Medical Research Council's (SAMRC's) weekly estimated excess deaths, the country had an excess of 158,499 natural deaths from 3 May 2020 to 8 May 2021, with 1,140 excess deaths recorded...