Health minister Zweli Mkhize have confirmed that the number of health workers who have tested positive for Covid-19 is at 511.
This was announced during an event in Rustenburg where he received PPE donation from Sibanye and Old Mutual.
Mkhize said 26 of the group were hospitalised while two have died, a doctor and a nurse. A total of 149 health workers have recovered from the virus.
Mkhize said the government will make sure that health workers have enough PPE.
“They must be well trained, well-armed and well protected. We want them to be confident that they don’t get infected. At the end of the day, everything is about people. It is only when our people are healthy, that we will have a thriving economy. Improving our economy starts with good health for our people,” Mkhize said.
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