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

South Africa is currently at Level One lockdown, the lowest of five levels.  The pandemic peaked in South Africa in June and July 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.  There is also a curfew from midnight to 4.00 am and some restrictions on alcohol sales.  Despite low levels of transmission, South Africans are very careful and vigilant in order to prevent a second wave.