Gauteng govt not calling for return of hard lockdown

COVID-19 infections in Gauteng are increasing at an alarming rate. The high numbers have motivated the provincial government to call for a hard lockdown to curb the spread. To discuss this, eNCA speak to Gauteng Provincial Spokesperson, Thabo Masebe via Skype. Courtesy Dstv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng government says it is not calling for a return of a hard lockdown.

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This is according to Gauteng provincial spokesperson, Thabo Masebe following media reports suggesting that the province is considering imposing stricter regulations.

"We are not calling for the return of hard lockdown. We fully understand and support the current risk-adjusted strategy, which is being implemented by the national government.

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"We understand that under Level 3, we had to reopen the economy and more sectors. The schools are reopening and we fully support that," said Gauteng provincial spokesperson, Thabo Masebe.

Gauteng's COVID-19 infections are increasing at an alarming rate.

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