SA Lockdown: eThekwini likely to remain on level 5

eThekwini remains KwaZulu-Natal’s epicenter with the highest infections and COVID-19 deaths and it doesn’t look like the province’s economic hub will be moving to level four of the lockdown anytime soon. eThekwini registers new cases almost daily. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - KwaZulu Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala is worried about relaxing lockdown regulations as the number of infections and deaths in eThekwini rise.

The district is likely to remain on level 5 lockdown.

While most of South Africa will be entering level 4 of the lockdown on 1 May, the eThekwini district is likely to remain under stricter regulations.

At least 29 people have died of COVID-19 in the province, of which 25 are in eThekwini.

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The district also has 579 confirmed cases.

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KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala will update the media on what the relaxation of the lockdown means for the province as well as other issues on the Covid-19 epidemic.


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