Friday, 17 July 2020 19:28

 

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Health Minister Zweli Mkhize is set to hold a briefing at 19:30 to discuss government’s new approach to tracking and tracing Covid-19 patients and those they come into contact with, and also to provide an update on the revised guidelines for patients to de-isolate.

The health department previously announced that it planned to use cellphone date to conduct effective contact tracing of those who had come into contact with people who’ve tested positive for Covid-19.

However, on the department subsequently told Western Cape MPLs that the plan proved unfeasible due to technical problems and privacy concerns.

The goal of the system would have been to determine the location and movement of people who tested positive, as well as how many people had been in close contact with them.

Watch Live:The Briefing Below.

Courtesy of SABC.