KZN enters third COVID-19 wave

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala briefed the media on the province's fight against COVID-19. Courtesy #DStv403

DURBAN - KwaZulu-Natal has entered its third COVID-19 wave.

The province has recorded over 3,000 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Premier Sihle Zikalala said there's been a 16 percent increase in COVID-19 deaths in the province compared to the previous week.

"We should not let our guard down. We wish to emphasise, yet again, the need for all of us to avoid super spreader events that lead to outbreaks," Zikalala said.

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Zikalala said that some pubs and restaurants are flouting Level 3 regulations.

"We are very concerned. Most of these are young people who congest in these places and we are told that there is no regard for social distancing," Zikalala said.

"I have instructed the security cluster to look closely into this situation. We want to send a strong warning to all business operators and, indeed patrons themselves, to respect the law.”


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