Level 1 loads as the recovery rate shows a marginal decline

Level 1 loads as the recovery rate shows a marginal decline

South Africa’s Covid-19 recovery rate has shown another marginal decline to 89.2 % on Friday as the country prepares to ease lockdown restrictions from Monday.

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Face masks and hand-sanitizer/ iStock

On Wednesday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa said government felt comfortable to lift more coronavirus regulations with the recovery rate above 89 %.


According to the latest report by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, there were 2 055 new cases over the latest 24-hour cycle.

18 September cases
Zweli Mkhize

A total of 85 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported across the country.

“5 from Eastern Cape, 9 from KwaZulu-Natal, 62 from Gauteng, 7 from Western Cape and 2 from Northern Cape. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 15 857,” reads the report.

Deaths 18 September
Zweli Mkhize


Dlamini-Zuma: Govt being cautious with booze sales, curfew

Dlamini-Zuma briefed the media on the level 1 regulations in Pretoria on Friday. Alcohol will be now be sold from Monday to Friday, but bottle stores will still be forced to close their doors over weekend. The curfew has been relaxed rather than abolished, with South Africans expected to stay at home between 12 pm and 4 am.

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