- South Africa is currently going through a second wave of Covid-19 infections and went into Level 3 of lockdown
- According to medical experts, the virus second wave is only going to get worse before it gets better
- This is due to the fact that people are returning to work after being on their holiday
South Africa is currently experiencing a second wave of Covid-19 infections and according to experts, it has not reached its peak yet. On 28 December, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country would be going back to Level 3 of lockdown.
In an attempt to act quickly and try to curb the rate of infections, he banned alcohol and closed a number of beaches until 15 January.
According to medical experts, the second wave of Covid-19 infections is only just getting started. Over the last few days, a record number of new infections has been recorded.
University of Witwatersrand vaccinologist Shabir Madhi said that the situation with the virus is only going to get worse before it starts to improve.
The vaccinologist said that this was because people are returning to work from holiday.
According to Madhi, Covid-19 infections will only be reaching their peak in the month of February. He also added that a level 3 of lockdown was the furthest they could go in order to protect citizens.
"Even if we were to go to lockdown Level 5, it will not make a difference. It will just delay the peak. It will not stop the spread of the virus," said Madhi.
In other Covid-19 news, Briefly.co.za reported that AfriForum and Solidarity take Mkhize to court over Covid vaccines. Dr Zweli Mkhize is being dragged to court by lobby group AfriForum and Solidarity over the decision to centralise the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines from global pharmaceutical companies.
The groups have expressed their mistrust of the South African government. They would prefer to source vaccines as private entities.
Earlier this month, Mkhize announced that the government was in discussion with a few manufacturers of Covid-19 vaccines around the world. This was in a bid to ensure that at least 67% of the population got vaccinated.
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