Gauteng may yet see second wave of COVID-19 infections
Acting HOD for Health, Leseba Malotana, said the province’s case load could see a spike as activity resumed in the economic hub of the country.
FILE: A Doctors Without Border (MSF) nurse (C) performs a COVID-19 coronavirus test during a Ministry of Health screening and testing drive in the Wolhuter men’s hostel in Jeppestown district of Johannesburg, on 14 May 2020. Picture: AFP
JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng acting HOD for Health, Leseba Malotana, said while COVID-19 infections had gradually decreased, there was still a possibility of a second wave in the province.
With the country a week into alert level 1 and with international borders reopened to travellers from a restricted list of countries, Malotana said the province’s case load – which currently stands at 219,000 – could see a spike as activity resumed in the economic hub of the country.
Malotana briefed the media on the provincial command council’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that there were clear signs of emerging COVID-19 infections across the province, adding that while infections were stabilising, the province was not out of the woods just yet.
“Gauteng remains the epicentre, contributing 33% of the national cases, with 219,000 cases reported.”