KZN Health MEC vows to quarantine those who pose COVID-19 risk to others

The MEC has appealed to anyone who may be infected with the virus in the province to avail themselves for testing and voluntary self-quarantine.

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu. Picture: Nkosikhona Duma/EWN.

DURBAN - KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu said that the provincial government would not hesitate to impose quarantines on those who posed a risk to others.

The MEC has appealed to anyone who may be infected with the coronavirus in the province to avail themselves for testing and voluntary self-quarantine.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa is at 62 on 16 March 2020. Picture: EWN

MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu said that the KZN provincial government had now added two more facilities to the province’s four dedicated COVID-19 response medical centres.

"We've decided to add two other hospitals, which is Doris Goodwin Hospital and Richmond Hospital. We're going to have these wards in every district."

Simelane-Zulu also called for a moratorium on sexual activity by those who may easily transmit the virus.

"We want to emphasise precautionary measures - washing of hands, use of sanitisers, keeping social distance. Now keeping social distance of 1.5m means no kissing."

Meanwhile, the eThekwini Municipality has halted breathalyser tests in a bid to stop the spread of the virus.

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