Covid 19 update: Citizens alarmed as 18 000 new cases are reported

Covid 19 update: Citizens alarmed as 18 000 new cases are reported

- The second wave of infections in South Africa is alarming citizens as the nation clocked 18 000 new cases before New Year

- Mzansi social media users were concerned at the rate at which new infections were occurring

- The nation is still feeling the effects of being put onto an adjusted level 3 of lockdown

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It has been some time since Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize confirmed that South Africa was experiencing a second wave of Covid-19 infections. Before Mzansi went into the New Year, the minister reported that 18 000 new infections have been recorded.

This sent South Africans into a frenzy on social media and it was not how many had planned to enter the New Year. President Cyril Ramaphosa had to act quickly when he addressed the nation on Monday 28 December 2020 to discuss what measures would be taken to fight the pandemic.

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The president was visibly emotional as he cried on national television. When Dr Mkhize shared the latest Covid-19 statistics, Mzansi social media users weighed in on the matter.

Covid 19 update: Citizens alarmed as 18 000 new cases are reported

Dr Zweli Mkhize tweeted the latest Covid-19 statistics and Mzansi citizens were uneasy. Image: Brenton Geach/Gallo Images
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Briefly.co.za compiled a few reactions from citizens. Take a look at them below:

@Letshego_T commented: "I honestly think they recording number of people that were caught with alcohol in the streets. Ayikho lento."
@vho_Maf said: "We just entered a new year with the same problems of 2020."
@vonip commented: "You can rest now festive season is over."
@thamsanqa_nkt said: "You guys can close the country for the whole year again."
@NazliHamilton commented: "It didn’t miraculously disappear at midnight. These are insane numbers."

In other Covid-19 related news, Briefly.co.za reported that the rapper K.O shared his take on the vaccine and encouraged fans to trust science. The rapper K.O has taken to social media to encourage his fans to have faith and trust in the widely-anticipated Covid-19 vaccine.

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K.O tweeted his thoughts after President Cyril Ramaphosa's address to the nation included the information that South Africa would be receiving a vaccine for Covid-19 in 2021.

The rapper posted that he is ready and waiting for the vaccine that has been internationally approved and also that he had no time for internet conspiracy theories surrounding it.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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