While the number of new Covid-19 cases is stabilising in the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal is expected to join Gauteng as the country’s epicentre, health minister Zweli Mkhize warned on Monday.
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Health minister Zweli Mkhize has warned that tighter lockdowns may be needed in some parts of the country as a surge in Covid-19 cases is expected in the coming weeks.
Cabinet has resolved to appeal the high court judgment that declared the Covid-19 regulations under levels 3 and 4 invalid and unconstitutional.
Health minister Zweli Mkhize has blamed an outdated slide in a presentation on Wednesday for creating fear that some parts of South Africa would remain on level-4 lockdown on 1 June.
The scientific community’s support for South Africa’s management of the coronavirus outbreak risks being undermined by the health ministry’s harsh response to criticism from a leading expert.
The rate of new coronavirus infections in South Africa has to slow before the country can lift a nationwide lockdown in line with World Health Organisation guidelines, health minister Zweli Mkhize said.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has won praise for his response to the coronavirus outbreak. Now, he’s risking a public backlash after members of his cabinet reversed some of his measures and made racially charged statements.
State-owned arms manufacturer Denel has allocated resources and expertise to design and develop medical ventilators locally as South Africa’s coronavirus infections increased by 70 cases to 1 655.