By: Smart Olawale
…6,700 new cases were recorded taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in country to 800,000…
Following popular insinuations blaming South African youth for causing a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the country, some young persons have called on government to make preventive measures stricter.
Recall that, on Wednesday, 6,700 new cases were recorded taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in country to 800,000.
With Christmas approaching, the number is expected to even increase more if festive activities are not checked.
“It’s been a tough year, people want to party, but, you know, I think the government should put tighter restrictions on like gatherings because I see now the gatherings actually increased instead of decreased,” said student Mohau Mkhabela.
“I think there was a bit of a mistake, a bit of a blunder on their side.”
Sinalo Madolo, an administrator, also added that, “This thing (COVID-19) was not moving as fast as it is right now, and I just think maybe it Eastern Cape, the hot spots, those four provinces, those that are called the hot spots, should be locked down and implemented level five lockdown,”
“That is the best situation going back to level five, because now people think everything is back to normal and they do not have their masks on.”
HSENation gathered that no less than 22,000 people has died from COVID-19 in South Africa.
In the same vein, Zweli Mhkize, the country’s health minister recently warned that a new wave of COVID-19 could be overwhelming for the healthcare sector.
Smart Olawale is a Journalist (writing for HSENations), Marketing & Communication Enthusiast, Digital Marketer, Speaker and Educationist.
He holds a B.Sc Degree in Mass Communication from the prestigious Olabisi Onabanjo University.
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