Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize in a briefing said Gauteng is expected to be the new epicentre of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country when the Ministry announces the next statistics.
The Minister was briefing parliament on efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the country on Wednesday.
South Africa has recorded more than 215 000 COVID-19 cases and 3 502 deaths related to COVID-19.
Mkhize says the testing capacity of laboratories will be strengthened and screening at key entry points will be improved. He also says prevention control measures will be scaled up at ports of entry.
“Scaling up infection prevention control measures and strengthening capacity at ports of entry by enhancing screening capacity at the key entry points. Expediting research and introduction of therapeutic diagnostics and vaccine by institutionalising for COVID-19 health-related products, regulation and research coordination and building mechanisms for ongoing learning from research and experience from other countries.”