KZN sees surge in COVID-19 cases

Premier Sihle Zikalala says indications are that all districts in the province will move to Level 3 of the lockdown. Courtesy #DStv403

DURBAN - Kwazulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala said there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases in the province, including among public servants and municipal officials.

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Zikalala said, "We have noted a gradual increase in the number of positive cases involving public servants and municipal officials."

"Largely this includes healthcare workers (358) and educators (15).  We are doing all we can to ensure that our staff receive proper care and treatment in line with COVID-19 protocols."

"We trace and test staff that has been in contact with those who tested positive. We undertake daily screening of all public servants and regular decontamination of all public buildings."

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