Rate of hospitalisation will determine lockdown measures, says UKZN professor

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As the country enters the fourth wave and Covid-19 infections continue to increase, the threat of lockdown restrictions may depend on the rate of hospitalisation.

Professor at the UKZN College of Health Science, Mosa Moshabela, said that even though the number of positive cases are high, hospitalisation was relatively low and cases were mild. He added that he did not expect imminent changes in the level of restriction.

“Government is going to decide on any lockdown depending on the rate of hospitalisation and if there’s pressure on hospitals,” he said.

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