The Western Cape goverment said it expected to hear whether the ban on alcohol sales in the province will be lifted within the next few days. It recently concluded presentations to the national coronavirus command council to revisit the ban within provincial borders. Premier Alan Winde stated the reopening of[…]
Western Cape health authorities are concerned over the emergence of cluster transmissions of the coronavirus in the province, which has now become the epicentre of the virus in South Africa. The latest statistics from the National Health Department show South Africa now has 4,793 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The death toll[…]
As citizens ready themselves for the nationwide lockdown, the state has confirmed that the number of covid-19 cases has jumped to 554. Yesterday that number stood at 402. The Western Cape’s cases increased by 14 overnight, the province now has 113 confirmed cases. Incoming head of the Western Cape Health[…]
At the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak Wuhan, China the pandemic Covid-19 is slowing down but in South Africa, it has started gaining momentum. Today, the health department announced that there were 150 cases of Covid-19 nationally, since the first diagnosis under two weeks ago. As the virus picks up[…]
South African Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said all three patients who have been diagnosed with the coronavirus are in isolation. In a statement on Sunday, Mkhize clarified that all those who were in direct contact with the first man to be diagnosed with coronavirus in Kwa Zulu Natal on[…]
Since the news that the coronavirus has breached the shores of South Africa, the country’s health officials have promptly taken action. But, now the questions begs whether the province is as ready to deal with a sudden surge in cases of the deadly virus. Speaking to VOC on Friday, the[…]
Amid widespread anger and distress for grieving families, the Western Cape Department of Health has reduced the waiting period for Muslim autopsies from six days to two days. This was confirmed in a meeting with the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) held in Cape Town on Tuesday. This week’s meeting was[…]
The Western Cape Department of Health has assured the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) that the unwritten policy to prioritise Muslim postmortems still stands. This reassurance was given at a special high level meeting held with senior MJC members, Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo and top health officials in the department in[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) will on Monday meet with the Western Cape Health Department to table recent issues relating to the slow release of Muslim bodies currently awaiting autopsies in the province’s mortuaries. This as the metro’s Forensic Pathology Services (FPS) has a backlog of 176 bodies awaiting postmortem.[…]
The Western Cape Department of Health has confirmed that historically, the department has tried to prioritize postmortem examinations for deceased of the Islamic faith. But the department’s Marika Champion says it is no longer in a position to do priority postmortems, due to the increasing case load of the forensic[…]
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