Teens found to be behind high Covid-19 numbers in SA


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Behavioural change must be reinforced as teenagers are proving to be behind the high numbers of Covid-19 infections in South Africa. Member of a global team of experts researching Coronaviruses, UWC Professor Bertrum Fielding, notes that the elderly and those with comorbidities must be protected from people who are likely to be asymptomatic. He was speaking to Radio 786 as Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that South Africa is in its second wave of Covid-19 infections.

The blame has largely been placed on the 15-19 age group, as they have been exposed to the virus due to failing to adhere to the Covid-19 safety regulations. This group is also unlikely to be tested due to the mild symptoms they’ll exhibit. However, the likelihood of them infecting others is high.

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May 17, 2022
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