KZN Government Warns of Complacency against COVID-19
Written by Mfundo on 22 February, 2021
By: Nompendulo Ngubane
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has warned that the decline in the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths, does not mean that the second wave of the virus is over.
Zikalala was giving an update on the latest with regards to government’s efforts to combat COVID-19, in Pietermaritzburg, on Sunday afternoon.
He has urged those who have symptoms of the virus to go to hospitals immediately to get treatment and continue taking healthy precautions to prevent infecting others.
Zikalala further says with the possible third wave on the horizon it is crucial that the regulations are followed.
Provincial Health MEC, Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu says they are encouraging people to vaccinate when the time comes, even though no one will be forced to do so.
Currently government is rolling out the first phase of the vaccination programme, which is open to healthcare workers only.
Simelane-Zulu adds that vaccinating will protect people from the looming third wave, as the region approaches winter in the coming months.
WATCH: KZN Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu on COVID-19