COVID-19 ministerial advisory committee chairperson, Professor Salim Abdool Karim presented government’s plan to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Karim was speaking a public meeting held by Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize on Monday.
He outlined some measures the country needs to take to contain COVID-19.
The mathematical modellers have done some modeling looking at how the pandemic is going to unfold and give clues on what will happen, he says.
From their assessment, the original peak of the pandemic was going to be around July, the lockdown moved that to August and the extended lockdown has moved it to around September. This gives us more time to get prepared and get us to a level where we are ready to take on the full burden of the pandemic.
In other news – President Ramaphosa’s team responds to calls to allow the sale of Alcohol during the lockdown
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s lawyers have asked the Gauteng Liquor Forum to wait until the end of business on Friday, 17 April to respond to their letter.
The Gauteng Liquor Forum which claims to represents about 20,000 micro and small businesses in the province have written to the president, demanding the total ban on alcohol sales for the period of the lockdown being lifted. Read more