SA is over the worst of its second coronavirus surge and could see transmission slow sufficiently within the next fortnight to consider lifting restrictions, according to Salim Abdool Karim, the top Covid-19 adviser to health minister Zweli Mkhize.

"We are now in a situation where we are on the better side of the second wave but there is still water pouring in," said Karim, who co-chairs the ministerial advisory committee on Covid-19. "The picture suggests within the next two weeks we will get to the threshold for low transmission."..

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