By Tamlyn Canham
Despite South Africa’s COVID-19 cases increasing by the day, Gail Mabalane has noticed that there are still some people who are not taking mask-wearing seriously.
“When are we going to start taking this seriously?” she asked on Instagram alongside a message urging all to mask up.
The message reads: “Guys, please let’s keep our masks on. We shouldn’t, at this stage, still have to ask people to put their masks on. We literally need to treat everyone we come into contact with like they’ve got Covid.”
Singer LeAnne Dlamini agreed with the actress’ message.
“People just don’t get it! Seriously!” she commented.
Actress Sthandiwe Kgoroge revealed a shocking incident with an Uber driver.
“My Uber guy in Durban refused to wear a mask, said ‘he doesn’t know anyone who’s died from Covid’. I refused to get in and reported him.”
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COVID-19 cases surge in Gauteng
South Africa recorded 5,361 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. It was the second day in a row that the country recorded 5000+ cases.
Gauteng is one of four provinces that are already in the third wave. Health officials say the province is experiencing a greater surge than the rest of SA.
Premier David Makhura says he has assured the elderly that they will receive their COVID-19 vaccinations whether they are registered or not.
#COVID19 | The more vaccination sites we open, the better for the elderly who are 60 years and older. We do not want to send old people up and down. We will ensure that older people receive their jabs whether they are registered or not – Premier @David_Makhura #iChooseVaccination pic.twitter.com/KyWYZuUARU
— GautengGov (@GautengProvince) June 4, 2021