South Africa’s Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize is warning citizens not to grow complacent in Lockdown Level 1, as there is still a possibility of a resurgence of COVID-19. According to Mkhize, we are “not out of the woods” as the country is still reporting an average of 10 000 new cases per week.
He also added that the actual number of cases is likely higher than the number of reported cases.
“Before we get the vaccine, we can’t rest. So South Africans need to know that level 1 (does not mean) that everything is over. (Instead) level 1 is aimed at rebuilding our economy,” Mkhize said.
On Sunday, September 20 South Africa reported 1555 new coronavirus cases. There are now 15 953 deaths and 590 071 recoveries. Global Covid-19 infections have hit 30.8-million confirmed, with the death toll reaching 958 000.