Third-wave risk is rising in parts of Gauteng, experts warn
Advisory committee using artificial intelligence to forecast the pandemic’s trajectory says Sedibeng has been above the ‘medium risk’ threshold for weeks
Gauteng premier David Makhura’s advisory committee on Covid-19 has warned the risk of a resurgence is rising in some parts of the province, and it is vital to step up non-medical interventions to slow transmission of the coronavirus. The situation is particularly worrying in Sedibeng, 50km south of Johannesburg, it said.
"The situation is very fragile at the moment, and we need to be aware of social distancing now more than ever to delay the third wave," said advisory committee member Bruce Mellado, director of the Wits Institute for Collider Particle Physics and convener of a group of experts that uses artificial intelligence to track and model the trajectory of the pandemic...
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