Level 1: Mkhize warns COVID-19 battle is not over

File: Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

File: Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - Health Minister Zweli Mkhize is warning South Africans that the battle against COVID-19 is not over yet.

South Africa moves to lockdown Alert Level 1 on Monday, with the easing of many more restrictions. 

Mkhize says SA is not out of the woods and is urging people to comply with regulations.

READ: Mkhize: SA passing the COVID-19 peak

"We are now searching for the vaccine, but before we get the vaccine, we can't rest. South Africans need to know that level 1 isn't like everything is over," he said. 

Mkhize also says there is still a risk of a second wave of COVID-19 infections.

"We have to make sure we take precautions. This COVID-19 can still resurge. We must not lose the message and be complacent."

South Africans will have more freedom under Level 1 from Monday.

- Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community.

Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp.

The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.


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