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Covid-19 infection numbers in decline and second wave unlikely, insists doctor

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A leading economist has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to open country’s economy.


12 Aug 2020
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Covid-19 infection numbers in decline and second wave unlikely, insists doctor

COVID xpress medical staff conduct COVID 19 tests at their new drive through facility at the Parkview squash courts, Randburg, 29 July 2020. with recent upgrades at their labarobotory they are able to process up to 3000 tests per day. Tests can be booked online at covidxpress.co.za with results avaialnle within 24 hours. The tests cost R1100. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

With the Covid-19 infection rate showing signs of a decline, a health expert has maintained that South Africa has no reason to be concerned about “a second wave” of the global pandemic. At the same time, a leading economist has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to reopen the economy, which has suffered in excess of a trillion rands in losses. While Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize yesterday conceded in an interview with the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) that the country was turning the corner – with a decline in the daily infection rate, all provinces moving towards stability, quicker testing results...

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