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GOVT Faced With Difficult Task Of Curbing Covid Spread And Protecting Economy

https://ewn.co.za/2021/12/08/govt-faced-with-difficult-task-of-curbing-covid-spread-and-protecting-the-economy

JOHANNESBURG - Government is getting ready for another tightrope stroll as Omicron drives COVID cases ever upwards.


As of now, another 13,000 individuals tried positive, and the country outperformed 90,000 COVID passings.


Presently specialists should conclude whether to fix lockdown guidelines gauging the quantity of individuals hospitalized and the direction of the fourth wave against the need to keep the economy rolling.


President Cyril Ramaphosa is relied upon to meet with Cabinet and afterward with the Covid order chamber to think about what measures ought to be taken assuming any.


Gauteng stays the focal point of the infection, recording 64% of the most recent bunch of COVID cases.


As the fourth wave grabs hold, there are only in excess of 1,600 individuals involving private and public medical clinic beds in Gauteng.


Presently specialists need to return to the recognizable difficult exercise: attempting to check the spread and secure the medical services framework without causing an excessive amount of harm to the economy.


The accommodation and the travel industry area is especially stressed over the chance of more tight limitations.


Global travel boycotts during the pinnacle season are now massively affecting the area. The Restaurants Association's Wendy Alberts said any further lockdowns would be pulverizing to organizations.


Ramaphosa said recently that he'd meet with Cabinet on Wednesday and with the Covid order gathering.


It's not yet clear when he will address South Africans about the results of those gatherings.

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