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Pressure on healthcare system contributed to alcohol sales ban, says Minister Mkhize

Zweli Mkhize

Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize on Tuesday said South Africa was seeing an increase in trauma cases, which was putting a strain on the constrained healthcare system.

Mkhize said the pressure on the country’s health care system contributed to the ban on alcohol sales.

He reiterated that the majority of new cases are coming from KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, the Western Cape, and the Eastern Cape. He warned that the positivity rates is also becoming a major concern.

Mkhize along with ministers Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Bheki Cele are briefing the nation on the COVID-19 restrictions, regulations, and enforcement.

This after President Cyril Ramaphosa placed South Africa back on level 3 in a bid to slow down the rate of COVID-19 transmissions and reduce the burden on the country’s health services.

Watch: Ministers outline restrictions of adjusted level 3

-EWN

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