7 April 2020

Dr Zweli Mkhize says the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is now at 1749. There is also another death, bringing the total to 13 deaths. It was a male who had stage 4 prostate cancer at Parklands Hospital Mkhize announced during a media briefing this afternoon.

VIdeo: Dr. Zweli Mkhize is addressing the COVID-19 vaccine issue, there are 4 countries testing vaccines right now which is the United States, UK, China, and Australia and they are testing 14 different types of vaccines as part of Phase1.

Mkhize says we must accept vaccine trials because once the medication is available, they will get first preference after the US and Europe. So the actual vaccine will prioritize wealthy countries but clinical trials whose effects are unknown, are to be rolled out in Africa.