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Gauteng officially in third wave, says Premier Makhura

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The province recorded 1,288 new infections, the highest amongst other provinces in the country.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has announced that the third wave of Covid-19 has hit the province.. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA/African News Agency (ANA)

GAUTENG Premier David Makhura has announced that the third wave of Covid-19 has hit the province.

For the past two days the province has been recording over 1,000 positive cases. The Emfuleni region in the Vaal has seen a spike in the number of new Covid-19 cases during the last three weeks.

Making the announcement earlier today, Makhura said the province was in the grip of a Covid-19 third wave.

“Having seen over 1,000 cases a day we cannot afford to close down the provinces economy but definitely we want to see an increase in restrictions,” said Makhura.

On Thursday, the government reported that Covid-19 cases had increased by 3,221 in the last 24 hours, heightening fears of the dreaded third wave.