Restrictions to be tightened in the province
Written by Lethiwe Mdluli on 20 April, 2020
South Africa’s known death toll due to the corona pandemic has risen to 54.
The two new fatalities once again occurred in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
Health minister, Zweli Mkhize, says the country has recorded three-thousand-158 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
The worldwide known death toll rose to 160,685 yesterday.
More than 2 million declared cases have been registered in 193 countries and territories.
At least 519 000 people are now considered recovered.
Meanwhile KZN Premier, Sihle Zikalala, has warned people against travelling from one district to another adding that everyone should adhere to the lockdown regulations.
Zikalala and Health MEC, Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu, had been briefing the media in Mayville in Durban about the province’s new approach to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Currently eThekwini district has 383 cases which makes it the epicenter of the pandemic in the province.
He says the law will continue to act harshly on those who disobey.
“Regulations say there must be no movement from one district to another, so no one must be moving from Stanger to eThekwini. We expect that people who are allowed to work are where they are working. They are staying in nearby areas so therefore this movement from one district to another is not going to be allowed. We are going to be very strict in ensuring that these regulations are enforced.”
By: Sthulile Mdletshe