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SA Lockdown: Rules on mass gatherings must not be eased yet – Prof Salim Adbool Karim

Professor Salim Abdool Karim

Ministerial Advisory Committee Chairperson Professor Salim Abdool Karim says restrictions on mass gatherings should not be eased yet.

Talks of South Africa moving to lockdown Level 2 continues to gain momentum.

The country has also started recording reduced numbers, implying the number of active cases may be flattening.

Karim is upbeat about the decline in COVID-19 infections but still calls for caution.

Professor Salim Abdool Karim

He points to countries around the world who have eased lockdown restrictions too quickly, then saw a resurgence of cases and another hard lockdown.

According to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 572,865, with a death toll of 11,270.

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Source: eNCA