EDITORIAL | Gauteng is doing its citizens a grave Covid-19 ...

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EDITORIAL | Gauteng is doing its citizens a grave Covid-19 injustice

Infections rocketing in the province, yet it is doing little to communicate with its people or reopen a critical facility

Editorial

At the end of every day, with rare exception, a statement from the national health department drops with the latest Covid-19 infection figures, including vaccine rollout details. The regularity of the updates, which SA has come to rely on, is to be applauded.

The numbers tell a frightening story. By Sunday, Gauteng was leading the charge, accounting for 64% of new infections.

Yet among provincial officials, there seems to be no sense of urgency to try to prevent a full-scale disaster. ..

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