Minister Mkhize has released a statement expressing concern in the increase in COVID-19 cases in the country in the past two weeks.
Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize took to Twitter on Friday, 7 May 2021, to share a statement reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases in the country in the past two weeks. According to the statement, the provinces with alarmingly high numbers are the Free State, Gauteng, Northern Cape and North West.
It read, “On Thursday, 6 May 2021, South Africa recorded 2 149 new COVID-19 cases.” Whilst Mkhize was quoted as saying, “The government can facilitate and intervene but ultimately, we would rather concentrate on economic recovery rather than imposing more restrictions. Therefore, every citizen must adhere to the non-pharmaceutical interventions if we are to avoid further restrictions.”
In concluding the statement, Mkhize stipulated the cities that are currently under observation in the aforementioned provinces. The cities in question reportedly had an over 20 percent increase in new cases in the past two weeks.
See the post below.
[Read] Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has expressed concern over the increase of COVID-19 cases in the country in the past two weeks https://t.co/wtfqwPC6wV @DrZweliMkhize @HealthZA pic.twitter.com/iVEkRbqm8r
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