Mbabane: TheMinister of Health Lizzy Nkosi has announced an additional number of 9 new confirmed COVID-19 cases bringing up the total number of cases to 100.
Nkosi announced the number of new cases during a press briefing held at Cabinet offices on Thursday afternoon, where she revealed that the country has also seen an additional number of two recoveries. This means there are now 12 recovered patients who were treated and discharged on Thursday and the number of deaths still stands at one.
Nkosi went on to appreciate health workers who have continued to work diligently in taking care of the patients on the ground.
In a short interview with Independent News, Nkosi further revealed that government is preparing all of its hospitals to be ready for being used for isolating suspected cases and admit those who are confirmed to be positive because the Lubombo Referral Centre is no longer eligible to accommodate the soaring number of cases.
Eswatini is still under strict three weeks partial lockdown which had seen a number of movements being restricted, allowing only essential services providers to operate. In the past days, security services have been all over the country’s roads and public places to monitor movements of the public which saw thousands of people returned back home if reasons are not satisfactory. Manzini, a local town which is also an epicenter of the COVID-19 has been totally locked with 5 pm restriction.