Digital Desk, Johannesburg. Health officials said on Thursday that the National Corona Virus Command Council has retained the lockdown level 1 restrictions, with 26,976 fresh cases of Kovid-19 being reported.
Doctor Angelique Coetzee, chairperson of the South African Medical Association (SAMA), told Xinhua that the lockdown would continue in view of the cases of Kovid. At the same time, if we look at the number of patients in hospitals, then there is a need to tighten the rules of lockdown.
Health Minister Joe Fahla has said that the command council has instructed the health department to monitor new cases, hospitalizations and deaths mainly from Omicron, reports Xinhua news agency.
He said that we call upon all travelers, especially those who have not been vaccinated or have received their first dose of vaccine, coming to partially declared hotspot areas, to protect their families and friends. Get fully immunized before you hit the streets.
South Africa has been the country most affected by the pandemic in the continent, with a high level of cases and deaths. As per the National Institute for Communicable Diseases report on Wednesday, 26,976 new Covid cases have been identified in the country, taking the total number of cases to 32,31,031. 54 deaths linked to the virus were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 90,226.
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