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Concerns Over Imminent Third Wave In Gauteng

An ambulance is parked near tents erected at the parking lot of the Steven Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, January 11, 2021.

Health authorities are urging people to continue obeying lockdown rules.

This over fears of a third wave of COVID-19 infections in Gauteng.

New cases have been increasing significantly since last week.

The Gauteng Health Department says outbreaks are being recorded in Vereeniging, parts of Tshwane, and parts of Johannesburg.

Data modelling by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases says Gauteng will be the hardest-hit province, and a third wave would be more devastating than the second.

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