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kznlogo thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) premier Sihle Zikalala on Sunday revealed that more than 450 health-care workers have tested positive for Covid-19 in the province.  

He said 478 positive cases, including doctors, nurses, allied health-care workers and support staff, were reported in both the private and public health-care sectors.  Provincial government departments have also been hit by the deadly virus, with 457 employees testing positive.  “Out of concern for the growing statistics in this regard, we are undertaking the following interventions per department: intense and regular training of staff, which will include programmes to promote behavioural change; psychological maturity and de-stigmatisation of Covid-19.  We will also intensify training on donning and doffing procedures, referring to how to put on the protective gear, and how to take it off safely,” Zikalala indicated.  He went on to say:  “We also want all nurses to take on the role of being champions of Covid-19 so they can monitor each other.  We will also continue consulting with labour unions in this regard.”  eThekwini is still the epicentre of Covid-19 in the province.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Nivashni Nair at TimesLIVE

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