President of the Medical Research Council Professor Glenda Gray has called on government to ensure that there's visible policing in all corners of the country.
Her call follows heightened concerns of a second wave in the coronavirus if people and businesses do not stick to hygiene protocols.
People are still expected to
wear masks, practice social distancing and wash hands regularly.
South Africa's cumulative number of coronavirus infections now stands at 716 759.
COVID-19 related cases have been reported, with 646 721 recoveries.
However, Gray says police must conduct themselves responsibly.
She says, "I worry about police brutality, people being beaten up and dying at the hands of police.
There's a difference between visible policing and supporting the citizens in changing their behaviour and being brutal and we must just be careful that we don't cross that line and so those kind of things reinforce good behaviour.
We also have to ask our citizens to peer manage each other and say where is your mask, why did you not wash your hands and try
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