KZN identifies isolation wards in response to coronavirus

File: According to one expert, the benefits for children of going back to school outweigh the risks of contracting COVID-19.

File: According to one expert, the benefits for children of going back to school outweigh the risks of contracting COVID-19.

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JOHANNESBURG - KwaZulu-Natal has identified isolation wards in hospitals in every district in the province, in response to the coronavirus.  

Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu has given an update on the province's state of readiness.

Initially, four hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal had been identified to host coronavirus patients.

"We have identified hospitals that are going to be isolating patients in all the districts. uMgungundlovu besides just Greys Hospital because Grey's hospital only has 6 isolation wards we decided to add two other hospitals which Doris Goodwin hospital which is next to Edendale Hospital and other hospital is Richmond Hospital."

But, Simelane-Zulu says an increase in cases is expected, and the province should be able to respond.

Meanwhile Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has described the spread of Coronavirus in South Africa as explosive.

SUMMARY: Ramaphosa announces COVID-19 controls

At least 62 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and more tests are currently underway.

South Africa has closed the majority of its border posts following an increase in infections in the country.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced control measures for the viral outbreak on Sunday evening.

Scientists say a vaccine for COVID-19 could only be available in over a year.

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eNCA

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