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Stricter measures in store for Gauteng – Makhura.

Article: Dumisane Dube

The Gauteng Command Coronavirus Council is expected to meet on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of imposing stricter Covid-19 regulations in the province.

Gauteng is currently the hardest-hit province in the country, accounting for about 60% of cases and averaging about 7,500 new infections daily. 

The positivity rate in the province is more than 20%.

Premier David Makhura said that residents could face stricter lockdown measures during a media briefing on Monday.

He was speaking at the welcoming ceremony for military health personnel at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto.

South Africa deployed army medical personnel in the commercial hub of Gauteng province to help state health-care deal with a surge in coronavirus cases.

“…the continuing surge in infections in the province leaves the provincial government with little choice but to consider stricter regulations,” said Makhura.

According to Makhura the pandemic is completely out of control.

 “If we have to do extraordinary things and ask for further restrictions above level 3 in Gauteng, that is something that we must explore,” added Makhura.

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