The Gauteng District Health Services is calling for a tighter lockdown in the province.

This as infections surge alarmingly in Gauteng.

Gauteng has seen COVID-19 infections increase by over a hundred percent in a week.

The province accounted for nearly 63-percent of new cases in the most recent daily reports.

“Looking at the numbers we are having now in Gauteng and how rapidly the numbers are increasing, a higher lockdown will actually benefit the province so that we limit the mobility,” said Gauteng District Health Services chief director, Meisie Lerutla.