South Africa has breached the one million mark in cumulative Covid-19 cases.
As of 27 December, the total number of confirmed cases is 1 004 413, the total number of deaths is 26 735 and the total number of recoveries is 844 874.
The National Corona Virus Command Council met on Sunday to discuss amending Covid-19 restrictions.
The chairperson of the South African Medical Association and member of the ministerial committee on the coronavirus pandemic dr. Angelique Coetzee is asking President Cyril Ramaphosa to move the country back to Level 2 of the lockdown, with strict regulations surrounding social gatherings.
The second Covid-19 wave in the country is mainly attributed to the new variant of the virus, which according to Coetzee spreads more easily because its mutation enables the virus to attach more easily to human cells.
She says people need to be held accountable if they don’t wear masks in public.
#COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 27 December.
Use the COVID Alert SA app to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community. Start using this privacy preserving app today. Add your phone to the fight! Download the Covid Alert SA app now! https://t.co/8YKEqaiiRF pic.twitter.com/N8gjUviMEg
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) December 27, 2020