Reitumetse Makwea
Digital Intern
3 minute read
22 Jun 2021
5:00 am

Is Gauteng on the verge of tougher Covid-19 lockdown rules?

Reitumetse Makwea

SANDF personnel deployed in effort to take pressure off healthcare workers.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura greets members of the SANDF Military Health Service at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, 21 June 2021. The Gauteng government welcomed the SANDF delegation sent to the province to boost Covid-19 medical efforts amid a third wave. Picture: Michel Bega

Gauteng could face stricter lockdown measures if the increasing surge in infections continued at its current rate, said premier David Makhura as he welcomed the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) military health service at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. Makhura said Gauteng’s public and private healthcare institutions were under tremendous pressure as they battled a Covid-19 third wave and had to seek help from the national government as they tried to contain the spread of the pandemic. ALSO READ: ‘The worst is yet to come’: doctors warn of third wave that'll decimate families “Tomorrow, we have our coronavirus...