Investigations are still under way to determine how hundreds of bottled tablets, sealed condoms and syringes, made their way onto four Durban beaches this week.
The medical waste washed up on the shores.
Blue Lagoon, Beachwood, Virginia and Glenashley beaches were the most affected.
Clean-up operations have commenced and the eThekwini Municipality says it is working round the clock to ensure that all the waste is removed.
Residents have been advised to use alternative beaches.
Municipal spokesperson Tozi Mthethwa says: “Our health team observe the necessary protocols in terms of the removal and the collection of such items.”
Mthethwa says: “They doing it using the correct equipment, so we wouldn’t want members of the public interfering in anyway with these products. It is not clear at this stage where the medical products came from.
The city health Department officials will be investigating where the waste is coming from.