SA doesn’t have capacity to control coronavirus, warns SAMA

SA doesn’t have capacity to control coronavirus, warns SAMA

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has warned that a lack of medication could hamper South Africa’s efforts to control an outbreak of coronavirus.  

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Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed on Monday that four more South African had tested positive for the virus.

This brings the total number to seven.

Mkhize: People must not fear coronavirus

Mkhize addressed the Umngungundlovu District community after two people from the area tested positive for Covid-19. Three people in South Africa have tested positive for the virus. The department says the latest patient is the wife of the KwaZulu-Natal man first diagnosed with Covid-19 following a ski trip to Italy.

SAMA chairperson Angelique Coetzee says the situation could worsen during the coming winter season, a situation that the country has not faced before.  

“The coronavirus is expected to stay in the country throughout the entire winter season, we have to remember that the flu season is approaching, and the risk of infection spread is high in that period” says Coetzee.

She adds that people who are at serious risk are people with a weak immune system due to age or suffering from chronic diseases like chronic lung disease, chronic heart disease or diabetes.

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