SA Lockdown: KZN preparing for level 3

DURBAN – It was the first province in the country to report a COVID-19 case and for a long time, KwaZulu-Natal had the most number of deaths but it has seen a slight decline.

Premier Sihle Zikalala says indications are that all districts in the province will move to Level 3 of the lockdown.

“The province is currently as of today sitting at 10-percent in terms of active cases and has moved down to fourth position countrywide,” Zikalala said.

The premier has warned that a move to Level 3 would still require compliance.

“There are strong indications that as KwaZulu-Natal all our regions may move to level 3. However, there is a caveat in order for that to happen and remain that way, everyone will have to comply with all the non-pharmaceutical approaches to preventing infections,” Zikalala said.

READ: Johannesburg not ready for Level 3: Makhubo

He says should a new trend of infections be seen in certain districts, they will have to be moved back a level.

Meanwhile, the health MEC says the province is ready to deal with an influx of patients at its health facilities.

More than 6,000 beds have already been prepared.

READ: ANC Western Cape wants province to revert to Level 5 lockdown

The provincial government has appealed to people to continue adhering to lockdown regulations and precautionary measures.

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