Will Level 4 lockdown be EASED this week?


Cyril Ramaphosa
Cyril Ramaphosa

Is there a case for relaxing our current lockdown laws? Well, if the first indicator we look at is ‘new cases’, then there might be something to build on. For the past 14 days, the weekly average of daily infections has been declining. With Gauteng’s ‘fresh case rate’ dropping like a stone, national figures have improved too. But there’s a caveat…

“The national seven-day moving average of COVID cases has declined since 6 July 2021, largely because of the decline in Gauteng. The percentage of people testing positive however increased in the Eastern Cape, Free State, KZN, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, and Western Cape, when compared to previous weeks.” | Dr. Harry Moultrie, NICD

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