Concerns over spike in COVID-19 cases in KZN

Concerns over spike in COVID-19 cases in KZN

Health MEC, Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu says they are extremely concerned about a spike in new coronavirus infections in KwaZulu-Natal.

KZN Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu
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"I have been saying since September that if our people don't take precautions, a second wave is going to come because people have not adhered to protocols." 

She says when COVID-19 figures started to drop in the province - many began ignoring safety protocols because they thought they didn't have to worry about the virus anymore. 

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"There virus is not gone, the virus is still here. The fact that on a daily basis, we are seeing our numbers fluctuating instead of stabilising at a particular number - was a clear indication that the virus is still circulating among us."

KZN, currently, has over 6 000 active cases.

Speaking at a media briefing in Durban on Sunday, Simelane-Zulu said there was a jump in cases in the past four weeks. 

"The reasons why our numbers are going up again it's because people have stopped wearing masks, people have stopped social distancing and people have stopped washing their hands and sanitising."

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