- South African health officials have called on the government to place a level two lockdown in the country
- The concerns come as the country sees a big increase in positive cases and a drop in recovery rate
- South Africans are not welcoming of the idea and have shared their thoughts about going into lockdown in various online posts
South Africa has seen a sharp increase in positive Covid-19 cases and this has raised many concerns for health officials who have called on the government to introduce a level two lockdown in the country.
Numerous reports reveal that this is something that the government is considering. The National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) will be meeting on Tuesday the 25 to discuss possible Covid-19 measures.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has echoed the sentiments of other health officials and warned that a lockdown could be well on the way also confirming that the government has been discussing the concerning rise in cases, reports a BusinessTech article.
News24 reports that level two would mean a curfew and fewer people allowed at gatherings among other things.
Meanwhile, South Africans are not too keen on another lockdown and have shared their thoughts about it online:
Bonginkosi Emmanuel Haveit Hill said:
"There go people's jobs."
Christian Fraser said:
"No, do not impose level 2 just vaccinate more and more people"
SboNdalwenhle Madonsela said:
"Health officials, leave us alone."
In other news about the effects of rising Covid cases, Briefly News also reported recently that contact sports in schools across Mzansi were suspended with immediate effect. The Department of Basic Education made the announcement on Wednesday, 19 May shortly after a virtual meeting with the Council of Education ministers.
Angie Motshekga's department said it was evident that protocols and various government gazettes outlining safety measures to curb the spread of the virus during contact sports were not working.
In a statement, the department explained that the Outbreak Response Team said the risk was high when engaged in close-contact sports following the school sports activities related to Covid-19 outbreaks in Gauteng and the general rise of cases in communities across Mzansi.
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