Tonight we’re reflecting on South Africa’s lockdown – one of many hardest on the planet. South Africa now has one of many highest an infection charges on the planet, rating fifth by way of the variety of optimistic circumstances. As of Saturday, the confirmed circumstances stand at 434 200 and the loss of life toll is 6 655.
Authorities has mentioned that South Africa has achieved the aim of flattening the curve or delaying and spreading the infections in order that well being providers will not be overwhelmed. Though it is clear after an oxygen scarcity within the Japanese Cape that hospitals are already underneath extreme pressure.
To evaluate the lockdown from a medical perspective, we’re joined by Professor Shaheen Mehtar, an infection prevention and management specialist from Stellenbosch College.
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