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Mkhize: Our biggest concern now is the festive season

South Africa - Cape Town - 1 May 2020 - Sea Point residents took full advantage of new rules to exercise. Photographer: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

South Africa - Cape Town - 1 May 2020 - Sea Point residents took full advantage of new rules to exercise. Photographer: Armand Hough/African News Agency(ANA)

Published Nov 17, 2020

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CAPE TOWN -

With all the attention surrounding a second wave of the virus, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said that their biggest concern is now with the festive season approaching.

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As with the European countries, Asia and the United States, their second wave of the coronavirus happened during their summer season as locals got complacent.

And, with the cluster outbreaks in the Eastern and Western Cape, the government has urged citizens to not let their guard down.

“There’s going to be a lot of complacency going into the festive season. We need to send a strong message that we are not out of the woods yet,” said Mkhize.

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“Right now our biggest concern is festive season, people want to go out and enjoy themselves without adhering to containment measures

“For now we have no vaccine, so we need to adhere to containment measures- washing of hands, sanitizing and social distancing,” he said.

ALSO SEE: SA IS NOT YET EXPERIENCING A SECOND COVID-19 WAVE, SAYS MKHIZE

Mkhize added that while the country has not yet experienced a second wave, they are working closely with the provinces with recent outbreaks.

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