Covid-19 cases decline in KZN, but residents asked to be vigilant
KwaZulu-Natal communities are urged to remain vigilant despite declining rates of coronavirus infections.
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala said the number of infected people per day was 233 while at the peak of the Covid 19 spread rate was between 3500 and 3900 per day. The province has more than 117000 people infected with more than 3500 deaths, most of them are women over the age of 50 years.
“Even though the number of infections has dropped people need to be more vigilant. Moving to level-1 does not mean lockdown is over. I see some people thinking that it is open to do anything, communities should continue to wear masks and wash their hands with soap and sanitize,” Said the Premier.
According to Zikalala, civil servants who have been living at home should return to work. The government was in talks with the management of the Hotel Fairmont Zimbali Resort in Ballito, which required business development for their livelihood. The opening up of the economy will help tourism become more self-sufficient as some ships have a growing number of passengers in the next few weeks and the government will implement a program to boost each business.
Health Minister Nomagugu Simelane Zulu says, “The majority of these Cuban doctors were sent to rural hospitals it took us quite a long time to recruit specialists in those areas. People are not very happy to go to rural areas.”