By: Kaya 959 News
March is the month South Africa recorded its first case of the coronavirus back in 2020.
While experts warn of the possibility of a third wave of infections hitting the country by next month, the Health Department says it is concerned that the number of infections may increase during the Easter break.
The country is currently on lockdown level one.
According to the latest figures – over 1,000 new cases were recorded in the last day, bringing the total number of cases to over 1.5-million. Around the world, there have been over 125-million cases.
To curb the spread of the virus, the South African government is busy vaccinating front-line workers and more people are expected to receive the vaccine.
So far over 207,000 health workers have received the vaccine jab. The target is to vaccinate 40-million people by the end of the year.
Tomorrow marks exactly a year since the country entered its first hard lockdown.
Since then, there has been a slight shift in the way people shop and companies operating small-businesses have capitalised on e-commerce expanding by between 100 and 200 percent over the last 12 months.
The growth in small-to-medium enterprises has been linked to the 86 percent increase in loans made for business expansion.
Chief marketing officer at Lulalend – a financing partner to SMEs – Tom Stuart says people are more comfortable purchasing goods and services online.
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