Gauteng govt warns of super-spreader sport events

Gauteng govt warns of super-spreader sport events

The Gauteng Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation has pleaded with event organisers not to hold sports tournaments and community games over the festive season. 


netball coach beautiful news 2018
Supplied, Beautiful News

Gauteng is one of four hotspot provinces as the country battles the second wave of Covid-19 infections.


Spokesperson for the department Ofentse Mogotsi says these type of events could easily become super-spreader events. 


"These festive games, as well as many great indoor and outdoor events, usually add colour to the December break in the province but due to the spread of Covid-19 it would be irresponsible and insensitive to go ahead with them.

ALSO READ: Withdraw low-quality masks or face legal action, warns Nehawu


“We call on all the citizens of the province to please put lives first this festive and stay home with their families.”

On Friday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced that the second wave of infections is largely being driven by a new variant of the virus.

The new variant of the virus is more transmissible than the first first and can cause more severe illnesses among young people.


Listen to more news from Jacaranda
Jacaranda FM

Show's Stories