Mkhize: Mass COVID-19 testing aimed at reducing local transmissions
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the 67 mobile units launched in Sandringham on Wednesday would be deployed to so-called hotspots and officials would conduct door-to-door sampling and screening.
Mkhize said the 67 mobile units launched in Sandringham on Wednesday would be deployed to so-called hotspots and officials would conduct door-to-door sampling and screening.
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Mkhize said government was done being reactive in dealing with the spread of COVID-19.
“Setting up mobile clinics for mobile workers to move into communities with cases and contacts set up for testing and screening in communities, initially starting with the symptomatic and then turn to the greater community.”
Mkhize said intensifying sampling and testing was a major advantage when fighting the virus, emulating China and getting the spread of the virus under control.
“It is important for us to move ahead of the spread of the infection.”
Mkhize said that with flu season coming, there was no time to waste in trying to get as many South Africans tested as possible.
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