JOHANNESBURG – South Africa is saying a long goodbye to the second wave, but the third one is on its way.

Co-chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19, Professor Salim Abdool Karim says it will likely hit at the beginning of winter.

And, he says the time to begin planning for it, is now

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Meanwhile, the country’s COVID-19 infections have increased by 3,751.

This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 1,466,767.

The Department of Health has reported 261 more coronavirus related deaths in the last 24 hours.