Professor Rudo Mathivha says the country’s health facilities are straining under the pressure of the coronavirus pandemic.

‘If I were running the country, I would lock you all back into Level 5’.

Those are the words of the Chris Baragwanath Hospital’s head of ICU on Wednesday.

Professor Rudo Mathivha was speaking to CapeTalk’s Lester Kiewit as 6,945 new Covid-19 infections were picked up over the past 24-hours.

It brings the total number of cases to 151,209, the number of coronavirus deaths stands a 2,657.