Mkhize says South Africa awaits a promising time
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize delivers good news to South Africans in his latest COVID-19 update.
In an interview with eNCA on Sunday, Mkhize said the number of Coronavirus infections are decreasing. He said there is decrease in infections from provinces that are heavily affected by the virus.
“We can say we are over the surge. The Plateau has started in the Western Cape, it’s been over two months. KZN is also now decreasing. That’s indicative of a promising time,” said Mkhize.
Mkhize explained that the risk they are worried about is resurgence if people neglecting precautionary measures. He added that if people start behaving complacently, the government might reimpose restrictions.
“It is time for everyone to take personal responsibility,” he added.
Mkhize stated that they had a positive meeting with the unions. He said that although there still have disagreements, there has been a progress.
“We are all on the same side: the protection of health care workers is a priority,” he said.
Mkhize added they are not disagreeing with the issues that are being raised. He said the department does not have a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), it has a challenge in the administration of PEE and the department is addressing the issue.
Mkhize further stated that the president has been calling for equitable vaccines that will be available to everyone. He also encouraged people to continue taking precautions to curve the spread of Coronavirus.