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It’s inland SA’s turn to feel the full impact of the third wave


It’s inland SA’s turn to feel the full impact of the third wave

Coastal provinces that were dealt a severe blow by the previous wave are likely to avoid the worst this time, says expert

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SA’s Covid-19 third wave is more likely to see infections spike province by province rather than the entire country being hit at the same time.

This is the view of health expert Prof Tulio de Oliveira, the director of the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (Krisp) and a member of the ministerial advisory committee on Covid-19.

He said while the situation “could change quickly”, the third wave was “looking a little bit more like the first wave and not a national wave that spreads to every province at the same time”. And, he said, inland and northern provinces were likely to take the brunt of the wave...

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