COVID-19 cases will surge if nonchalant culture persists: Mkhize

COVID-19 cases will surge if nonchalant culture persists: Mkhize

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize is pleading for a behavioural change amongst all South Africans. 

Zweli Mkhize in EC

The health department's held a media briefing in the Eastern Cape today to evaluate the province's response to COVID-19. 

Eastern Cape has the second-highest number of COVID-19 related deaths in the country, while the Western Cape leads with over 900 deaths. 

Mkhize says these numbers will surge if no action is taken. 

"The Western Cape is quite high, at about 66% of the country's numbers. But the interconnection with the Western and Eastern Cape is actually pushing in the stats rising now that is a huge warning," he said. 

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He says people should take precautionary measures at all times. He says some of the habits that used in the villages need to change. 

"Because we see a number of people who are positive rising after an encounter at a funeral setting."

"Don't say it's our culture and let's do it differently now because we need a new culture that is going to save us from COVID-19," he added. 

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