KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala is expected to provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in the province on Sunday. The country has registered over one and a half million coronavirus cases, with over 336 000 of these in KZN.
To date, over 10 000 people have lost their lives to the disease in the province, with over 320 000 recoveries. Nationally, the country has a 95% recovery rate.
KWAZULU-NATAL GOVERNMENT @KZNGOV TO PROVIDE UPDATE ON COVID-19 AND OTHER CRITICAL MATTERS IN THE PROVINCE
— KZN Provincial Gov (@kzngov) April 24, 2021
Meanwhile, an Ipsos survey lists KwaZulu-Natal as one of the three provinces in the country that have been hit the hardest by COVID-19.
“So, for example, in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and North West the impact on the loss of income came up to above 60% and the suffering of stress and other illnesses came up to also above 60% as well as basically the hunger scourge which has been. I mean they were all recorded under emergency and they were going into a crisis and all those figures go up from between 51% to 58%,” says Interim CEO at Operation Hunger, Sandy Bukula.
Aid workers have expressed concerns about the situation.