South Africans urged to continue adhering to health regulations

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JOHANNESBURG - South Africans should continue wearing their masks, wash their hands often and maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

This is the advice from the South African Medical Research Council.

"I think the most important thing is to maintain our non-pharmaceutical intervention and implementation," said SAMRC CEO, Dr Glenda Gray.

"Ensure that you continue to wear your mask over your mouth and nose.

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"Continue to wash hands and physical distancing and it is very important to avoid crowds and congestion and make sure you are in a well-ventilated room."

The council was reacting to the announcement from President Cyril Ramaphosa that the country will be moving to alert Level 1.

Most countries who have eased lockdown regulations have seen a surge in infections.

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