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Gauteng is ‘on fire’, but it’s too late to lock it down, say experts

Gauteng premier David Makhura is due to outline the province’s Covid-19 requirements on Thursday

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It is too late for Gauteng to impose a hard lockdown, but national government should consider stricter enforcement of Covid-19 protocols, especially on public transport.

These are some of the recommendations from the Gauteng advisory committee on Covid-19 to premier David Makhura, who is set to give feedback on Thursday to the national advisory body and government on the province’s requirements to curb the spread of the virus.

Gauteng advisory committee member Prof Bruce Mellado, who leads modelling in the province, said the committee had advised him it was too late for hard restrictions. However, a number of restrictions that worked to prevent a severe second wave in the province were suggested...

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