Gauteng has prepared sites for potential mass burials as the province surpasses the Western Cape as the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa. Provincial Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku and officials from the forensic pathology services visited the area reserved for COVID-19 burials in Tshwane on Wednesday. During[…]
The Western and Eastern Cape account for 78% of the country’s confirmed coronavirus cases, with the Eastern Cape showing the “same pattern that drove up the outbreak” in the Western Cape, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Wednesday. More than 1 700 new cases have seen the number of coronavirus[…]
The Western Cape government has appealled to employers and employees to maintain the coronavirus (Covid-19) safety measures when the country moves to Covid-19 level 3 lockdown on Monday, June 1. Alert level 3 is welcomed as an opportunity to begin to breathe new life into the economy in the Western[…]
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has called for caution as thousands of people prepare to return to work on Monday when Level 3 of the lockdown comes into effect. He’s appealed to employers and employees to adhere to the strict safety regulations. The Western Cape has more than 19 000[…]
As the country rushes towards an anticipated spike in Covid-19 cases, the Western Cape’s largest hospital is already under pressure, with a need for more nurses and many of its ICU beds occupied, according to staff who spoke to News24. As the province continues to account for well over half[…]
South Africa has recorded its first neonatal mortality related to COVID-19 as cases increased to 18 003. In a statement, the Department of Health announced 27 more deaths, bringing the total national deaths to 339. Among those who died are a two-day-old baby and a healthcare worker. “Sadly, we have[…]
The Covid-19 death toll rose to 312 on Tuesday after 26 more people were confirmed to have died from the virus, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said. The Northern Cape has reported its first death. The number of cases rose by 767 to 17 200, with the Western Cape still being[…]
Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde announced that the appointment process for the Children’s Commissioner had been concluded as Christina Nomdo formally accepted the post last week. The child rights specialist Nomdo would officially take up office on 1 June 2020. Nomdo has worked with children in various positions for the[…]
The Western Cape government together with 100 minibus taxis belonging to Umanyano Travel Services on Monday launched the Red Dot service for the exclusive use of essential health care workers. According to the provincial department of transport and public works, the service is for health care workers that may have[…]
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has expressed concern over the clusters of coronavirus infections in the Western Cape. The province has 7235 cases and 128 deaths. South Africa’s death toll from COVID19-related complications now stands at 238 after the virus claimed the lives of another 19 people. The number of[…]
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