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Analysts warn that the lockdown could get extended

by Salaamedia

Zahid Jadwat

As South Africa enters its second week of the 21-day nationwide lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa last month, analysts are warning that the lockdown could last beyond the three weeks initially stipulated.

The lockdown was implemented in an effort to curb the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

South Africa currently has 1 655 confirmed Covid-19 infections and 11 deaths.

Last week, it was reported that Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said there were some promising signs regarding flattening the curve of the number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, but urged caution, as it was still early days.

Speaking to Salaamedia’s Azhar Vadi on The Alternative View, Dan Meyer – a South African journalist – said: “It is dangerous to speculate too much about it without the correct data.”

Listen to the full discussion here:

Featured image from Google via Trafalgar.


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