SADC Govts Reimpose Lockdowns to Contain Rising Covid-19 Cases

In the absence of mass vaccination rollouts, experts have advised that tighter lockdown restrictions be implemented to avoid a vicious Covid-19 third wave propelled by new variants. Across Southern Africa, governments are ordering their countries into stricter lockdown regulations in a bid to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Zimbabwe, DR Congo and South Africa governments have tightened the curfew and slashed the number of people who are allowed at gatherings.

Meanwhile, Zambia's electoral body has banned mass political rallies due to a surge in Covid-19 cases ahead of the August 12, 2021 elections.

As of June 16, 2021, confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the continent total 5,077,344. Recoveries to date total 4,501,368 while 135,478 fatalities have been recorded and 24,865,188 vaccines have been administered.


Lockdown (file photo).

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