South Africa records 698 new COVID-19 cases

South Africa records 698 new COVID-19 cases

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize says the number of COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 11 350.

Health minister Zweli Mkhize giving latest covid19 update

He made the announcement at a ceremony to commemorate International Nurses Day at the King Edward Hospital in Durban.

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A special candlelight ceremony is being held for nurses in the country.

"As we celebrate our nurses and midwives I would like to affirm our commitment to ensuring that no nurse will be allowed to care  for patients without appropriate protective equipment, be it at community level during screening and testing or in a health facility," Mkhize said.

He added: "To all the nurses of South Africa Africa and the world we say a big thank you for carrying the burden of the COVID-19 outbreak and serving humanity. We appreciate the choice you made to carry the burden of saving lives during our weakest moments in our journey on earth."

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