MINISTRY OF HEALTH

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

31 MARCH 2020

The Ministry of Health has received a total of 80 COVID-19 results, of which 65 were negative and 15 rejected because they did not meet case definition standards.

The country remains with nine confirmed COVID19 cases of which the index case has tested negative and has been discharged. 

The Ministry of Health wishes to emphasize the importance of cooperating with health advice especially on self-isolation. All those given this advice are expected to:

  • Stay alone in their rooms, away from the rest of the family.
  • Use a mask if they have flu and visitors should not be allowed into the patient’s room, until discharged.
  • Use dedicated linen and eating utensils for the patient and these items should be cleaned with soap and water after use and may be re-used instead of being discarded.
  • The patients is not expected to travel to societal gatherings and public places.

Further emphasis is made on the practice of regular hand wash with soap and water as well as covering mouth and nose using tissue when coughing or sneezing.

The Ministry of Health will remain vigilant, providing continuous updates to the nation on further developments.

RESULTS UPDATE FOR CONFIRMED CASES

DATE

CASE NO.

GENDER

AGE

TRAVEL HISTORY

NATIONALITY

CLINICAL CONDITION

14-03-20

001

F

33yrs

USA, Lesotho

LiSwati, Manzini

Treated, Tested negative, Discharged

22-03-20

002

M

42yrs

Italy

LiSwati, Hhohho

Uncomplicated illness, admitted, first follow up test negative and awaiting second follow up test

22-03-20

003

M

31yrs

None, history of contact with visitors from China

LiSwati, Manzini

Uncomplicated illness, admitted, first follow up test negative and awaiting second follow up test

22-03-20

004

F

55yrs

RSA – Gauteng Province

Expatriate

Uncomplicated illness, home care

23-03020

005

M

52yrs

USA

Expatriate

Uncomplicated illness, home care

25-03-20

006

F

43yrs

RSA – Gauteng Province

LiSwati, Hhohho

Uncomplicated illness, home care

26-03-20

007

F

29yrs

RSA – Gauteng Province

LiSwati, Hhohho

Uncomplicated illness, admitted

26-03-20

008

F

24yrs

RSA – KZN Province

LiSwati, Hhohho

Uncomplicated illness, admitted

26-03-20

009

M

33yrs

RSA – KZN province

liSwati, Manzini

Uncomplicated illness, admitted

Lizzie Nkosi (Senator)

Minister of Health

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

                      COAT OF ARMS                                     

 

COVID-19 UPDATE 

21ST MARCH 2020

 

The Ministry of Health on Saturday, the 21st of March, received 37 covid-19 results, of which 3 were positive and 34 negative.

  • A 42 year old male with a history of travel to Italy who returned two weeks ago. He is clinically stable.
  • A 31 year old male who is clinically stable. The Ministry is investigating how he came in contact with the virus.
  • A 55 year old female with a recent history of travel to Europe who is clinically stable.

 

Contact tracing is ongoing and treatment has been initiated on all the patients.

 

The Ministry of Health wishes to emphasize the importance of cooperating with health advice especially on self-isolation. All those given this advice are expected to:

  • Stay alone in their rooms, away from the rest of the family.
  • Use a mask if they have flu. Visitors should not be allowed into the patient’s room, until discharged.
  • Use dedicated linen and eating utensils for the patient. These items should be cleaned with soap and water after use and may be re-used instead of being discarded.
  • The patient is not expected to travel to societal gatherings and public places.

 Further emphasis is made on the practice of regular hand washing with soap and water as well as covering mouth and nose using tissue when coughing or sneezing.

 The Ministry of Health will remain vigilant, providing continuous updates to the nation on further developments.

Lizzie Nkosi (Senator)

Minister of Health

 

NATIONAL PRAYER ANNOUNCEMENT

Following the CoronaVirus outbreak and the associated statement made on this regard, it has further pleased His Majesty King Mswati III to declare Saturday 28th March, 2020 a National Fasting Day to end with a national Prayer on Sunday 29th March, 2020 starting at 1000hrs.

The National Prayer will be accessed online through local media and social media platforms. The nation is urged to participate from their respective comfort areas.

The prayer will be held under the theme “God Heal Our Land”.

BAYETHE WENA WAPHAKATHI!!!!

 Released by: Minister for Home Affairs HRH Princess Lindiwe

25th March 2020

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

 

COAT OF ARMS

Press Release

 

20 March 2020

The Ministry of Health has received results of 27 samples that had been sent for testing for coronavirus. All 27 cases tested negative.

Of particular note is that samples of the index case (previously confirmed case) have now tested negative. In accordance to protocol, one more test will be conducted with the index case before a final decision is made in terms of discharging the patient.

The Ministry wishes to remind us all to follow the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19. These include:                                                                       

  1. Wash hands regularly with running water and soap
  2. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  3. Open windows in buses or any areas of congestion
  4. Should you experience flu like symptoms like fever, cough or difficulty breathing and have a history of travel to affected places please seek medical help
  5. Health workers are reminded to take the full history and screen all patients presenting with flu like symptoms.

The Ministry of Health will remain vigilant in its response to COVID-19 and regularly inform the nation of any developments.

Lizzie Nkosi (Senator)

Minister of Health

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