Yes, South Africa is seeing many positives in it's Covid-19 statistics and cases are decreasing in some provinces but this does not mean we shouldn't follow safety protocols. The possibility of a second wave is definitely there for the country, as seen in others. Government has given many updates on South Africa's progress with hospitals, vaccines, cases and the virus in general.
South Africa's Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has addressed South African citizens' growing concerns about major increases in infection rates and has also commented on lockdown and whether it has done it's job. He encourages South Africans to make moves in adjusting to the 'new normal'.
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) has launched an app to help students and staff screen for Covid-19. Students, staff and joint appointees working at the Doctor George Mukhari Academic Hospital will have access to this app.
Covid-19 has had many impacts on the world. One of them is that those who were supposed to graduate in 2020 could not have their graduation ceremonies. However, Universities all over are trying to make up for this. The University of Johannesburg calls all 2020 UJ graduates to share their academic journey.
The Department of Higher Education had a meeting with Parliament's Portfolio Committee to discuss the plans to save the 2020 academic year in Higher Education. Here, plans for TVET Colleges were discussed.
President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation tonight to give an update on Covid-19 in South Africa and any further measures to be put in place. He also spoke on how this pandemic has had a massive impact on the job sector as well as healthcare in South Africa.