Sadtu warns of Covid-19 third wave

Sadtu warns of Covid-19 third wave

While some industries say the move to Level 1 is good for business, some sectors are worried it's a path to a possible third coronavirus wave.


President Cyril Ramahosa on Sunday night announced the relaxing of restrictions from Monday – following the peaking of the second COVID-19 wave.

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The nighttime curfew is now four hours long from midnight, while social, religious, cultural and political gatherings are allowed, subject to indoor and outdoor number limitations.


South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu), says more interaction could lead to another spike in infections and a possible move back to tighter restrictions.

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General Secretary Mugwena Maluleke has urged adherence to protocols – saying schools can't afford any further interruptions. 

"We understand that this particular more has nothing to do with that fact the virus is no longer dangerous, it is the only basis that our people have lost their jobs - so it's economic reasons. 

"People must continue to adhere because if we were to drop our guard, we might therefore see the third wave." 

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