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SOUTH AFRICA: Covid-19 resurgence fears but no new lockdowns

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Today, 11 November, President Cyril Ramaphosa updated the nation on the Covid-19 pandemic. Concerns over a ‘second wave’ have increased, with the Eastern Cape province the epicenter of a fresh surge in infections. At least for now, the government is reluctant to return to more restrictive lockdown measures given the depth of South Africa’s economic and fiscal crisis. In fact, some of the “Level 1” restrictions in place since 20 September will be relaxed further, though Ramaphosa is pushing for greater adherence to health protocols and efforts around contact tracing. While Ramaphosa
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