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newsNews24 writes that South Africans must prepare themselves for a resurgence of escalating Covid-19 infection numbers.

The recent wave of unrest which swept across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng is expected to lead to an increase in Covid-19 cases in those provinces. Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi said the health department was preparing for a spike in Covid-19 numbers from next week. She said: “I continue to worry about the recent protests. They are a disaster in the health sector. We saw people fleeing from crowded places with looted items. The majority of them were not wearing masks. They didn't even observe social distancing. The consequence of their actions is that we will have a surge in numbers. We won't see those numbers today. They will start showing from next week. Those escalating numbers will result in increased hospitalisation and deaths.” She appealed to all who participated in the protests to come forward and present themselves for screening.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Ntwaagae Seleka at News24

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