Local lockdowns in the pipeline for Gauteng Covid-19 hotspots

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Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Picture: Twitter
Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Picture: Twitter

With the highest active cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus in the country, the Gauteng provincial government is looking to implement localised lockdowns and adjusting regulations on the sale of alcohol.

As of Thursday, Gauteng had 45 944 confirmed cases, 244 deaths and 3 091 patients who have been hospitalised.

Premier David Makhura said his executive would meet at the weekend to discuss all measures which should be taken to ensure that the province is able to “weather the storm” once infections peak.

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