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South Africa considering new lockdown rules ahead of third wave

The resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic in India has prompted the South African government to consider introducing additional measures.
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South Africa considering new lockdown rules ahead of third wave

The resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic in India has led the South African government to consider introducing additional measures in order to fend off a third wave, Bloomberg has reported.

Health minister Zweli Mkhize told an online conference that a close eye was being kept on India, which is now leading with the highest Covid-19 infection rate in the world.

“The challenges we have seen in India are very serious,”

“We have received an advisory from the ministerial advisory council that we have to consider some restrictions and we are now going through that,” Mkhize said.

The Minister however did not give any details with regard to the restrictions.

As at Friday 30 April the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases identified in South Africa stood at 1 581 210.

19 Covid-19 related deaths were reported across the country.

The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 505 620, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

 

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