News24 reported on May 10, that Dr Asmal Dasoo, convenor of the Progressive Health Forum, is convinced that South Africa should move to a higher lockdown level to further limit gatherings. Healthcare workers should be prepared for an influx of new cases, and gatherings should be limited to around 10 people.
Alex van den Heever, chair of Social Security Systems Administration and Management Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, also suggested that gatherings of more than ten people should be blocke as the country ramps up its vaccination programme.
On Thursday (7 May), Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said that government can facilitate and intervene, but ultimately it would rather concentrate on economic recovery rather than imposing further restrictions.


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