The Gauteng government has asked the national coronavirus command council (NCCC) for stricter measures in the province, including possibly cutting down on the number of people attending funerals and reintroducing a curfew, but says the economy will not be touched.

The province is the economic heartland of SA and ordinarily contributes more than a third of the country’s GDP. It was particularly hard hit when the economy came to a standstill as a result of the lockdown imposed in a bid to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, with premier David Makhura warning in May that 2-million jobs could be lost...

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