South African officials are calling for stricter lockdown measures amid a harsh second wave of Covid-19 infections, Bloomberg has reported.
The country, one of the hardest-hit countries on the continent, recorded 20 000 positive infections and 844 deaths on Wednesday, News24 previously reported. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize described it as a "grim milestone".
It came at a time when countries around the world introduced stricter lockdown measures in light of a second wave of infections. The UK enforced its highest lockdown level, in which schools and non-essential businesses were closed.