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COVID-19: DA wants govt to prioritise SA health workers

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The DA wants the government to prioritise local healthcare professionals in the fight against COVID-19. South Africa has now confirmed more than 4,700 COVID-19 infections and 90 deaths.

On Monday, over 200 Cuban medical professionals landed in the country to join the fight against COVID-19. The team made up of doctors and specialists will be deployed across the country.

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But DA MP Siviwe Gwarube said South African specialists and healthcare workers must be used to their capacity before relying on foreign aid that potentially comes at a cost. Gwarube said the party welcomes assistance from all corners but said local resources must be fully utilised.

– Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community.

Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.

In other news – COVID-19: SA cases rise to 4996, death toll at 93

The health minister is giving a live briefing. You can follow it here. In a media briefing on Tuesday evening, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said that the Covid-19 was still showing no signs of abating worldwide, with the US having passed the 1 million infection mark and deaths at more than 214,000 globally. Overall more than 3 million had already caught the coronavirus. Read more

Source: eNCA