Gauteng hotspots could be moved to higher levels

The Gauteng government has warned that reverting to higher levels of the lockdown is not off the table, should the infection rate spike. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng government has warned that reverting to higher levels of the lockdown is not off the table, should the infection rate spike.

This comes as the country moves to Level 3 on Monday.

The province has more than 3,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and mines account for 21-percent of them.

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But Premier David Makhura says there’s a plan.

“We have a ward-based strategy...these ward-based teams will be multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral, they will include experts, public health experts, amongst those would be the Cuban medical brigade and our local public health experts,” said Makhura.

“You may have a localisation of level 4, level 5. Stricter measures at a lower level within a district that may be a hotspot, we can't rule that one out...” he added.

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