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Warning Of Possible 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.

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The rise of COVID-19 infections in Gauteng is a concern for the provincial government.

The province has more than 4,000 active COVID-19 cases, and infection numbers are doubling weekly in some areas.

Professor Adrian Puren from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases says this could be a sign of a possible third wave.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health confirmed that the variant dominant in India has been detected in South Africa.

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