Hein Kaiser
Journalist
3 minute read
10 Sep 2021
4:50 am

Lockdown respite imminent, but could be short-lived with 4th wave threat

Hein Kaiser

While the third wave of infection is waning with positivity rates down to just above 12%,, experts believe it could be replaced by a fourth and more severe wave.

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South Africa could be heading for an easing of Covid restrictions down to alert level 2 as early as tomorrow if President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation but the respite could be short-lived, say experts. While the third wave of infection is waning with positivity rates down to just above 12% experts believe it could be replaced by a fourth and more severe wave. The World Health Organisation said that for a return to relative normality or an easing of restrictions, a country’s infection rate should be at 5% or less of the population. The health department’s Popo Maja said:...