IN-DEPTH | Easing lockdown may 'speed up development of new Covid-19 variants' - experts

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Talks are underway to move South Africa to a lower lockdown level amidst reduced Covid-19 infections and hospitalisations.

This has raised concerns that it may be too soon to reduce lockdown restrictions, and that it may contribute to increased Covid-19 infections as people relax their behaviour. 

News24 on Tuesday reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa was expected to announce an easing of restrictions soon after he met with the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) and the President's Coordinating Council (PCC). 

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