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Perfect Covid-19 storm to hit SA in coming days

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Schools, restaurants, and crowded taxis may prove to be the perfect vectors for Covid-19, according to an expert, who says lack of ventilation will cause havoc while government and sectoral operating bodies fuss over regulations


30 Jun 2020
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Perfect Covid-19 storm to hit SA in coming days

Commuters are pictured at Bree Taxi rank in Johannesburg, 29 June 2020. All commuters are required to wear masks as well as sanitise their hands when in the taxi.  Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Masks and sanitiser won’t be enough to deal with the perfect storm of contagion which is about to hit, as schools, businesses, and the taxi industry prepare to return to full or near-full operational capacity. Experts have warned of a potential surge in Covid-19 infections in coming days, with poor ventilation possibly being the next silent killer. According to epidemiologist Dr Jabulani Ncayiana, the opening of schools, restaurants and increased air and land transit could spark a new wave of infections in the next two weeks. “It will become clear in the next couple of weeks how far the impact...

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