Mkhize to present new ‘scientific developments’ on Covid-19

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Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize

Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize, along with co-chair of the Covid-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu, and other scientists will hold a media briefing to inform the public about “new scientific developments and evidence that have been discovered on Covid-19”.

The virtual briefing will take place on Friday evening at 6pm, reports The Citizen.

The briefing comes as the country battles the second wave of coronavirus infections, which has seen South Africa breach the 10,000 daily positives cases mark.

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As of Thursday, South Africa had recorded a total of 892,813 positive cases of Covid-19, with 9126 new cases identified since the last report.

Thursday’s report also included 184 new deaths: 103 from Eastern Cape, four from Free state, 11 from Gauteng, eight from KwaZulu-Natal and 58 from Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 24,011.

The country’s total number of recoveries now stands at 780,313.