COVID-19 – What is the current situation in South Africa?

South Africa is currently at Level One lockdown, the lowest of five levels.  The South Africa experienced a third wave in July and August and levels of transmission are now low.  At Level One the economy is fully open, and common sense rules like mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing are followed widely.  Vaccination is well underway and the target is to vaccinate 70% of the population by the end of the year.  Despite low levels of transmission, South Africans are very careful and vigilant in order to prevent a third wave.