JOHANNESBURG - This week is critical in deciding how to respond to and manage the coronavirus and lockdown.
This is according to the chairperson of government's COVID-19 ministerial advisory committee, Professor Salim Abdool Karim.
If the lockdown is ended abruptly, then South Africa runs the risk of undoing the effort and benefit achieved, that’s according to Professor Salim Abdool Karim. Courtesy #DStv403
Professor Karim says a systematic plan is needed for the easing of the lockdown.
"We know if we end the lockdown and we end it abruptly, we may run the risk of undoing all of the effort and the benefit we have achieved," Karim said.
"Because then we would be putting high risk and low risk of undoing all the effort and benefit we have achieved because we will be putting high risk and low-risk people together travelling in the same busses, taxis and trains.
He was speaking at a public meeting with other health specialists and academics in Durban.
Coronavirus infections have increased to 2,272 in the country, with 27 deaths.
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