Another lockdown on the cards as Covid-19 second wave washes over Western Cape
Will he, or won’t he?
Nervous Western Cape residents are wondering whether Premier Alan Winde will declare a provincial lockdown later this week when he announces the plan for Covid-19’s resurgence in the province.
Recently published related articles:
As hospitalisations continue to rise, some towns are closing public facilities.
“Mini-lockdowns”, “circuit breakers”, “targeted lockdowns” … talk of new measures to snuff a second wave of infections just won’t die down.
Will the Western Cape lock down again?
Is another hard lockdown even possible, considering the debatable success of the first one and the economic devastating it created?
Lester Kiewit interviewed political analyst Sanusha Naidoo.
It’s a catch-22… it [second wave of infections] is already happening… Does Government lock down? … Are people willing to self-regulate?Sanusha Naidoo, political analyst
Politicians are very scared they’ll lose votes…Sanusha Naidoo, political analyst
Can you implement sections of lockdowns? … A grey area for Premier Winde… The DA has different interpretations…Sanusha Naidoo, political analyst
Listen to the interview in the audio below.
Germany has squandered its early success in restricting Covid-19, laments Deutsche Welle Correspondent Chelsey Dulaney.Read More
It's a fact - minibus taxis are essential for the functioning of the economy. Lester Kiewit interviews Alpheus Mlalazi (NTA).Read More
The Funeral Federation Of SA's Dr Lawrence Konyana addresses the lack of uniformity around funeral procedures under lockdown.Read More
Britain is running out of space for its dead bodies, reports UK correspondent Adam Gilchrist.Read More
Dr Saadiq Kariem says there was a 65% drop in trauma unit admissions on New Year's Day 2021 compared to the same time last year.Read More
"I have witnessed this device saving lives," says Dr Warren Gregorowski of the proudly South African device.Read More
"Family meeting" – the scariest words in the English language. Bruce Whitfield interviews News24 Political Editor Qaanitah Hunter.Read More
President Cyril Ramaphosa's Covid-19 address is done and dusted. Watch the entire recording, right here.Read More
The data is conclusive. Banning alcohol sales prevents trauma. Partially banning it partially prevents trauma (Dr Saadiq Kariem).Read More
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize made the announcement on Thursday.Read More