Ethekwini mayor isolates after Covid-19 positive test

Sihle Mkhize

EThekwini mayor councillor Mxolisi Kaunda is today amongst 1113 349 people currently infected and battling the deadly Covid-19 in South Africa.

The Purpose Magazine learned that eThekwini’s Number One citizen is in isolation at home after testing positive.

“This second wave of Covid-19 is so vicious that by now at least we all have close family members, friends and relatives who have succumbed to it. Therefore, we must continue to work together to flatten the curve by adhering to all safety protocols,” said Kaunda.

Kaunda has urged the residents of eThekwini to continue to be vigilant and avoid unnecessary movements and organising super spreader events.

The mayor also called upon families who have funerals coming up to keep the number of mourners below 50 and disperse after the proceedings have ended.

He cautioned those who continue to paddle conspiracy theories about the pandemic to desist from spreading misinformation because it goes against accepted protocols in the fight against this virus.

“We continue to be guided by science as advised by the Department of Health. It is unfortunate that some people are spreading false information about the installation of 5G and linking it to the spread of Covid-19 in the city. This has created an impression that we are a city that is averse to technological innovation,” he said.

“EThekwini is determined to become a smart city and we will continue to embrace programmes that are aimed at fast tracking this process. Ultimately, our goal is to be the centre of digital transformation in the country in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution programme,” added Kaunda.


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