SAMA: SA needs tighter Covid restrictions over weekends

SAMA: SA needs tighter Covid restrictions over weekends

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has called for tighter lockdown restrictions as parts of the country brace for a third wave of Covid-19. 

People exercise at a park along the Yarra River in Melbourne on September 27, 2020 as an overnight curfew in Australia's second-biggest city will be lifted from September 28, almost two months after it was imposed to counter a surging COVID-19 coronavirus

The countryhas just passed the grim milestone 57 000 deaths and new cases have pushed our positivity rate up to 14.2 percent.

SAMA chairperson, Dr Angelique Coetzee, says to mitigate the spread of the virus, lockdown measures need to be tightened and we need a stricter curfew, especially over weekends.

"We are urging that the Department of Health to loom at weekends especially, people don't listen." 

The countrywas placed on Alert Level Two last week.

Coetzee many people are catching Covid over the weekends.

"So we don't have a problem with socialising, we can socialise but we need to do it responsibly. 

"If you socialise and there is more than the average number that's been allocated to that closed space and you are not wearing your mask - because you are eating and drinking and the doors are closed - you will spread the virus."

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