SA receives PPE donation from China

SA receives PPE donation from China

The South African government has welcomed a consignment of medical supplies donated to the country from China.

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Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize says the personal protective equipment or PPEs, in particular, is much needed among the country's health workers.

"This donation is going to contribute quite significantly in ensuring that we are able to get our staff protected against this infection because they are at the forefront of the infection. We do want to indicate our appreciation to the People's Republic of China for their support."

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He also confirmed that the number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 2415, an increase of 143. He says over 87000 tests have been conducted.

There are 489 cases in KwaZulu-Natal.

"We are now seeing a lot more testing that is coming from the public sector. We have got teams out there screening our communities, and they are ferrying more people for testing. We believe that this is the way that South Africa will be able to deal with this pandemic by sending out a lot of teams to identify people who might be at risk."

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