KZN COVID-19 patients to be quarantined

The KwaZulu-Natal government says it will intensify campaigns to ensure that people obey the lockdown regulations, especially in eThekwini. So far the province has the most COVID-19 related deaths. Courtesy #DStv403

DURBAN - People who test positive for COVID-19 in KwaZulu-Natal will no longer be allowed to self-isolate.

The health department will move them to quarantine facilities.

READ: Mass COVID-19 screening and testing in KZN

The provincial government says many people with the virus have not been adhering to instructions.

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu said communities have been reporting people who are still moving around, despite testing positive for the virus.

READ: KZN premier lays out COVID-19 strategies

Simelane-Zulu stated a team from the department is going around all private hospitals to check that they are adhering to protocols and find out where they need assistance.

Meanwhile, premier Sihle Zikalala said the province will start to sanitise informal settlements as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19

KZN is experiencing the highest number of coronavirus-related deaths.

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