KZN premier warns ‘hot-spots’ to behave during lockdown

KZN premier warns ‘hot-spots’ to behave during lockdown

The Chinese embassy has donated a batch of protective clothing, including masks, as part of efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus.

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KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala received the consignment during an event on Thursday.

The masks were distributed to members of the community during a clean-up operation at the Cato Crest informal settlement.

Zikalala said the provincial government will ensure that all communities adhere to the national lockdown.

“We are already starting to identify areas that might be a problem during the lockdown, with people moving up and down. We already have 19 cases that have been referred for investigations.”

Zikalala added that the donation was done in solidarity with the South African government and the people of KwaZulu-Natal.

“This donation will provide the necessary support as the country begins the national lockdown from midnight to contain the rapid spread of the virus.”


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