Gauteng District Health Services calls for tighter lockdown

Gauteng accounts for nearly 63 percent of new Covid-19 infections, according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases. Acting Health Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane recently announced that an intervention team will be deployed to assist deal with the upsurge. For more, Gareth Edwards speaks to Gauteng District Health Services chief director, Meisie Lerutla. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng District Health Services is calling for a tighter lockdown in the province.

This as infections surge alarmingly in Gauteng.

Gauteng has seen COVID-19 infections increase by over a hundred percent in a week.

READ: Gauteng dominates latest COVID-19 cases

The province accounted for nearly 63-percent of new cases in the most recent daily reports.

"Looking at the numbers we are having now in Gauteng and how rapidly the numbers are increasing, a higher lockdown will actually benefit the province so that we limit the mobility," said Gauteng District Health Services chief director, Meisie Lerutla.

"I think the other thing is if we could at the national level, we know that this is not the responsibility of Gauteng, that is a national decision, however, given the numbers increasing the lockdown regulations will assist and maybe even limiting the availability of alcohol, not ban it but maybe if the sales could be a little restricted."


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