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A strong message from a frightened Baragwanath mortuary worker

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has shared a video clip recorded by an auxiliary worker at the Baragwanath Hospital mortuary.

“Staff at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto are pleading with communities to stay protected and follow safety protocols. Let’s pay attention to this powerful message from an auxiliary worker at the hospital’s mortuary,” Mkhize captioned the clip on Twitter.

In the clip, the visibly shaken worker is saying that shelves at the mortuary are full. He further pleads with South Africans, especially from townships, to cooperate with government and follow all the safety precautions because people are dying in numbers. “Please guys, the situation is getting more serious and if we are not careful, many people are still going to lose their lives unnecessarily. I know it’s not easy to stay indoors in townships but I beg you guys, let’s try and contain this virus and soon we’ll fine. I really beg you, ” the worker pleaded.

Meanwhile, scores of people continue to die. South Africa has recorded its three most deadly Covid-19 days on consecutive days this week, as the number of confirmed fatalities climbed on Thursday to 35,852.