Staff and patients at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Phoenix, north of Durban, have expressed fear and concern after four patients and two nurses tested positive for COVID-19.

About 30 medical staff at the hospital have since been screened and tested.

KwaZulu-Natal Democratic Alliance (DA) Health spokesperson, Dr Rishigen Viranna, has raised concerns about health workers who get infected with the virus.

“We are very concerned about these new announcements of infection in the public sector, in particular at Gandhi hospital. We know that a number of staff members, up to 35, were exposed to coronavirus,” explains Viranna.

In the video below, healthcare workers in Port Elizabeth protest over the shortage of PPEs

INFOGRAPH: The graph below shows the current number of confirmed cases in South Africa: