The lockdown won’t be lifted completely unless the number of daily new cases of Covid-19 drops below 44 – if health experts get their way. The alarming implication of this is that should SA not be able to get on top of the virus during the two-week extension announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa last week, the lockdown may be extended further. But socio-economic conditions will also influence the decision

The technical models used to tackle the spread of the virus was laid out on Monday night by epidemiologist Professor Salim Abdool Karim, chair of health minister Zweli Mkhize’s 45-member advisory committee on Covid-19...

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