It remains to be seen whether government will step up and consider implementing tighter controls to limit the spill over from the Gauteng Covid-19 wave.
Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says it’s inevitable that there will be a spill over into the rest of the country. She has called on other provinces not to be complacent.
Gauteng has largely been driving the third wave. It accounted for almost 60 percent of the new infections recorded in the last 24 hours. The Western Cape followed with 12 percent.
The minister says the seven-day moving average graph clearly shows that in Gauteng’s third wave has surpassed the first two waves of Covid-19.
Meanwhile a health workers union has slammed the Gauteng government for failing to prepare for the coronavirus third wave. The province’s health system is under severe strain.
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has demanded that the Gauteng government move with speed in putting adequate and sufficient measures in place. It notes that it cannot now rely on lockdown regulations in order to justify its dismal failure to strategically plan on time for this wave.