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Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announces new directions in fight against COVID-19

Zweli Mkhize

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has gazetted a list of new directions in the fight against COVID-19. The minister wants a list of all mortuaries capable of handling the bodies of those who die from the coronavirus. He wants those details within 48-hours.

Mkhize also wants the recruitment process for critical COVID-19 related posts to be fast-tracked and completed within a week of advertising the post. All retired health workers, community services staff, extended public works programme workers, community-based organisations and NGO’s may also be requested to fill positions temporarily.


Mkhize says all waste from quarantine facilities must be isolated and incinerated. The directions also include an instruction to providers of accommodation to foreign nationals to provide details of those people to the health department within 24 hours.

They will be placed in quarantine at those establishments and their temperature will be taken daily for at least 14 days.

In other news – Somizi sanitises his whole body while shopping.

We all know that Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung is over the top and let’s be honest, nobody does being over the top better than he does. This week the star showed us one more time why we enjoy his exaggerated personality when he posted a video of himself not just shopping but sanitising his body too.


In what could be an attempt to make sure his followers continue good hygiene when out shopping for essentials, Somizi said, “so I am at Woolies and I just bought myself stuff, you know, essentials like toilet paper and stuff like that. Read more

Source: eNCA