COVID-19 discovered in Durban’s biggest townships

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COVID-19 discovered in Durban’s biggest townships

Cases of Covid-19 have now been discovered in Durban’s biggest townships with health officials deploying tracer teams to mitigate the spread of the deadly virus, with cases reported in KwaMashu, Inanda adding to that of an earlier death in Umlazi.

COVID-19 discovered in Durban's biggest townships

eThekwini Metro Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda confirmed the cases in Amaoti in Inanda, KwaMashu and Umlazi where one person, a teacher, died.

“They found someone in Umlazi who passed on. There is one in KwaMashu and one in Amaoti in Inanda. The department is identifying people who are possible contacts and trace those who met them.”

Kaunda was on a walkabout in Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi and Dakota informal settlement in Isipingo, both south of the city where he distributed pamphlets, hand sanitisers and soap.

A teacher, from Platt Drive Primary in Isipingo died on Tuesday after testing positive about a week ago. A day after she passed on, the department of education said that several people close to her had also been infected with Covid-19 including a 14-year-old pupil.

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