A number of South African scientists have expressed concern that the country will probably see a third wave of Covid-19 infections in late April or mid-May. This as the country missed its original vaccination target, which might have provided some immunity, with just over 260 000 people vaccinated.
The government expects it will now only achieve herd immunity in early 2022. Concerns over another outbreak of Covid-19 infections led to President Cyril Ramaphosa banning alcohol sales for offsite consumption over the Easter weekend in a bid to avoid super-spreader events.
"For the second year in a row, we will again have to limit our interactions, particularly during the Easter period," Ramaphosa said.