SA Lockdown: Rules on mass gatherings must remain - Karim

Chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee Prof Salim Adbool Karim speaks to eNCA. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Ministerial Advisory Committee Chairperson Professor Salim Abdool Karim says restrictions on mass gatherings should not be eased yet. 

Talks of South Africa moving to lockdown Level 2 continues to gain momentum.

READ: SA Lockdown: Gauteng can gradually relax lockdown

The country has also started recording reduced numbers, implying the number of active cases may be flattening. 

Karim is upbeat about the decline in COVID-19 infections but still calls for caution.

READ: Africa to see slower rises in coronavirus cases after reopening: WHO

He points to countries around the world who have eased lockdown restrictions too quickly, then saw a resurgence of cases and another hard lockdown.

According to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 572,865, with a death toll of 11,270.

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