Durban Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda Tests Positive For COVID-19

eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda has gone into isolation after testing positive for Covid-19.

eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda has tested positive for COVID-19. The mayor is currently isolating at home and the municipality said in a statement that he’s in ‘good health’.

Kaunda has urged Durban residents to be vigilant and avoid unnecessary movements or organising superspreader events.

He called on bereaved families that are hosting funerals to keep the number of mourners to 50.

The mayor said the second wave is vicious and that we should all work together to flatten the curve.

He’s also warned those who are spreading misinformation about the virus to desist from doing so.

In a statement, Kaunda pleaded with residents to continue to adhere to all the coronavirus safety measures, with the metro being declared a COVID-19 hotspot amid the second wave.

“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,” he said.

“This has created an impression that we are a city that is averse to technological innovation. eThekwini is determined to become a smart city and we will continue to embrace programmes that are aimed at fast-tracking this process.” 



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