KZN govt worried about COVID-19 denialists

KZN govt worried about COVID-19 denialists

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says he's worried about the number of people who are in denial about the existence of the coronavirus. 


Zikalala on Sunday was giving an update on the province's state of readiness to respond to the escalating COVID-19 cases. 

He says hospital admissions have increased by 79.6% over the week to 13 984 cases as of yesterday.

"This is merely on the basis that they do not know anyone who has died because of this disease. 

READ: KZN's COVID-19 field hospitals to ease spike in hospital admissions

"We want to strongly denounce this kind of thinking because it causes the risk of increasing the rate of transmission due to reckless behaviour. 

"COVID-19 is here and we all need to be vigilant. It is deadly and will cause unprecedented devastation if we do not change the way we behave."

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