Smokers risk severe form of Covid-19, court hears

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has told the Western Cape High Court that the smoking of tobacco products increases the risk of contracting a severe form of Covid-19. Her legal team continued with their arguments on Thursday. Advocate Karrisha Pillay, for the minister, said the decision to continue the ban under level 3 of the lockdown is supported by medical research.