Reitumetse Makwea
Journalist
3 minute read
6 Apr 2022
5:30 am

‘Don’t let guard down,’ say experts amid Covid-19 fifth wave concerns

Reitumetse Makwea

There's worry over public's behavioural changes to try and limit the spread of the virus.

Commuters are pictured at Bree Taxi rank in Johannesburg on 29 June 2020. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark.

Although many health experts have welcomed the end of the national State of Disaster, some medical experts have questioned government’s decision to declare it was time for individuals to take responsibility and keep safe. According to Professor Mosa Moshabela of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, while it was not too soon to end the State of Disaster, he was worried people would not have lasting behavioural changes to try and limit the spread of the coronavirus which would severely affect those who were responsible. He said it was not the same as terminating the commitment to manage the pandemic, so the pandemic...