KZN's COVID-19 hotspot areas identified

KZN's COVID-19 hotspot areas identified

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says the release of KwaZulu-Natal's COVID-19 hotspots by the provincial government was long overdue.

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Premier Sihle Zikalala made the areas public on Sunday. 

eThekwini remains the provincial epicentre with over 30-thousand cases. The metro's hotspots are Umlazi, KwaMashu, Phoenix, Chatsworth, Inanda, Newlands, Tongaat, Pinetown, Westville, and Ntuzuma. 

The hotspots in Umgungundlovu are the Pietermaritzburg CBD, Elandskop, Grange, Bisley, Imbali, Lincon Meade, Hayfields, Mountain Rise, Northdale, Scottsvile and Sobantu.

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DA KZN's spokesperson on Health, Rishigen Viranna says they've been calling for the release of this information for months - so that affected residents can take the necessary precautions. 

He says there's an increasing lack of transparency from government.

"The ANC government here in KwaZulu-Natal as well as nationally, with this whole command council structure where information is being hidden from the public and this is the authoritarianism that is seeping in and that is what we are fighting against. 

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"We see that where governments are not transparent with the public, we are seeing these spikes in infections and we hope that it is not too little too to late," says Viranna. 

Here's a list of other areas identified as hotspots.  

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