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SA Lockdown: Rules on mass gatherings must remain - Karim

SA Lockdown: Rules on mass gatherings must remain - Karim luntu.lamani Fri, 08/14/2020 - 06:00 Teaser Media Paragraphs Chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee Prof Salim Adbool Karim speaks to eNCA. Courtesy #DStv403 JOHANNESBURG - Ministerial Advisory Committee Chairperson Professor Salim Abdool Karim says restrictions on mass gatherings should not be eased yet.  Talks of South Africa moving to lockdown Level 2 continues to gain momentum. READ: SA Lockdown: Gauteng can gradually relax lockdown The country has also started recording reduced numbers, implying the number of active cases may be flattening.  Karim is upbeat about the decline in COVID-19 infections but still calls for caution. READ: Africa to see slower rises in coronavirus cases after reopening: WHO He points to countries around the world who have eased lockdown restrictions too quickly, then saw a resurgence of cases and another hard lockdown. According to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 572,865, with a death toll of 11,270. - Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community. Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.


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