We will never allow Lockdown; Reactions as Over 3000 New Covid19 Cases Recorded in SA
JOHANNESBURG – Over 3 000 Covid-19 cases have been detected in South Africa, according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD). The country’s also recorded a 22% rate of positive Covid-19 cases on Sunday 1 May.
The number of laboratory-confirmed cases also increased to over three million with most being detected in Gauteng. The institution noted 44 hospital admissions over the past 24 hours.
The South African Medical Research Council’s (SAMRC) Dr Fareed Abdullah said there are warning signs of a fifth Covid-19 wave, however, it is still too early to declare a new wave. Eyewitness News reports since February cases were declining however the new sub-variant of Omicron has created an increase in infections. Abdullah said that it is too early to notice an increase in the death rate. He added that it is too early to tell the severity of the fifth wave.
Minister of Health Joe Phaahla said that there has been a continuous rise in infections recently with new cases found in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape. According to News24 the provinces made up 85% of newly recorded cases.
Social media users not happy with the rise
“And your point is. Find something else to report about we are sick and tired of Covid. Even if we have 6 million more waves let it be it’s just another cold now like we have every year. Report on something positive for a change please.”
“Spikes or no spikes, we will never allow lockdowns from government, it’s our lives after all.”
“No one cares.”