Covid-19: Too late to put in tighter restrictions on Gauteng - experts

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Gauteng Premier David Makhura
Gauteng Premier David Makhura
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While Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the province might impose stricter Covid-19 restrictions, medical experts say the move might be too late. 

Makhura said on Monday in light of rising new cases and dwindling bed capacity, the province might have no choice but to tighten restrictions. This as the province moves towards an expected Covid-19 third wave peak in two weeks. 

Makhura was speaking at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, where he and the MEC for health Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi welcomed a contingent from the South African National Defence Force's Military Health Services, which will assist with Covid-19 medical support.

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