Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
29 Sep 2021
7:10 am

Health department cautions against Covid complacency as level 1 looms

Brian Sokutu

Letting down the guard on non pharmaceutical measures along with possible “super spreader” events and a vaccine reluctance, could set back the struggle against the coronavirus by months.

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With the prospect of a relaxation of Covid restrictions down to level 1 shortly, South Africans have been warned not to relax or party as though the crisis is over – because that behaviour could lead to a lockdown festive season. Letting down the country’s collective guard on social distancing, mask-wearing and sanitising, along with possible “super spreader” events and a reluctance to get vaccinated, could set back the struggle against the coronavirus by months. As the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCC) on Tuesday met to receive updates on the management of the current third wave – assessing progress on...