LEVEL THREE LOCKDOWN AND IMPACT ON HOTSPOT AREAS

The whole of South Africa from the 1st of June will now move to a Level three lockdown. According to the Minister of health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, there will be constant assessment of every area, as well as its rate of infection. This morning we look at the hotspot areas and how they will be impacted by this move. Last week , President Cyril Ramaphosa said coronavirus hotspots could be moved back to alert level 4 or 5 at any time if there is a need. People are still urged to take it upon themselves to maintain social distancing, wash or sanitise their hands and wear masks. For more Udo Carelse spoke to Professor Tulio de Oliveira , Director of the KWAZULU-NATAL Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform at UKZN (KRISP)