COVID-19: More nurses deployed in Gauteng

Gauteng province is the new epicentre of COVID-19 infections in the country with over 100, 000 confirmed cases. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has welcomed a new batch of nurses deployed to hospitals around Gauteng.

The deployment of the nurses is part of efforts to bulk up the response to the coronavirus.

Despite the rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Gauteng, Mkhize says steps are in place to ensure that medical facilities act quickly.

The province's numbers are expected to soar in the coming weeks.

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Gauteng has become the coronavirus epicentre with the province recording 103,713 infections and 644 deaths.

Mkhize said the rapid daily increase in cases is concerning.

"The sudden increase is what really shocked the system," Mkhize said.

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Health minister Zweli Mkhize and Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku are at the George Mukhari hospital. Courtesy #DStv403


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