Cape Town’s Covid-19 spike occurred in malls in last weeks of hard lockdown: Prof Karim

via Opera News Hub

The surge in Covid-19 infections in the Western Cape can be traced to transmission in malls and supermarkets in the last weeks of South Africa’s hard lockdown and was likely caused by so-called “super-spreading events”, health Minister Zweli-Mkhize’s special advisor on the coronavirus pandemic said.

Professor Salim Abdool Karim said the number of cases in the Western Cape were now doubling every nine days, compared to Gauteng’s doubling rate of around 24 days and the Eastern Cape’s 12 days. At the height of the Covid-19 epidemic, the figure will double every four to five days.