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SA COVID-19 infection rate on the rise

By Precious Mmola

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South Africa’s Coronavirus infection rate continues to soar on as the country is gearing up for a far more eased lockdown at level 3 risk adjusted lockdown starting from Monday the 1st of June 2020.

The country has had the second longest lockdown in the world which has seen South Africa on Lockdown since the  26th of March 2020 to date.

The efforts which were meant to flatten the curve has done little to nothing as the daily infection rate is getting on the high tragectory. However, authorities have reiterated that the national lockdown has helped a great deal in delaying the peak.

As of the 29th May 2020, South Africa is standing at 29 240 cases, which is an addition of 1837 new cases in the last 24 hours. It is expected that the country could see a surge in new infections as it is heading to level 3 where an additional 8 million workers will be returning to work and people’s movements will no longer be restricted under level 3 lockdown regulations.


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