PICS | Covid-19: 300-bed quarantine site opens in Cape Town

2020-05-27 19:55

A new 300-bed quarantine site has opened up in Pinelands in Cape Town as the province prepares for a peak in Covid-19 infections.

Winde confirms pressure on hospital system increased, despite not yet hitting peak capacity

2020-05-22 14:00

The Western Cape is starting to see increased pressure on its hospital systems ahead of the coronavirus peak, but it has not yet reached peak capacity, Premier Alan Winde's office says. It has warned that there will likely be a shortfall of ICU beds at the peak.

Western Cape braces for 'upward path' of Covid-19 as 28 new deaths recorded

2020-05-20 19:20

The Western Cape is bracing for peak Covid-19 cases due to community transmissions starting before the other provinces, its head of health said on Wednesday after another 28 new deaths were recorded.

Winde calls for Western Cape to move to Level 3 lockdown, says province is prepared for peak

2020-05-19 19:44

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says the province is prepared for the imminent peak in Covid-19 infections and must move down to Level 3 lockdown before interventions become unsustainable.

Covid-19: Western Cape death tally rises to 156 - total cases now 9 246 with 3 521 recoveries

2020-05-17 19:47

The Western Cape has recorded an additional nine coronavirus deaths, bringing the total in the province to 156.

Premier Alan Winde strikes first, wants Western Cape moved to Level 3 soon

2020-05-14 09:39

Western Cape premier Alan Winde says he will "make clear" his government’s position that the province should move to Level 3 lockdown restrictions as soon as possible.

Ramaphosa's visit to Western Cape postponed as Winde goes into self-quarantine

2020-05-13 20:32

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has gone into self-quarantine after coming into contact with eNCA cameraman Lungile Tom, who died of Covid-19.

Covid-19: 7 new deaths in Western Cape, total now 102 - Winde

2020-05-10 19:44

The Western Cape has a total of 5 307 Covid-19 cases, with 3 568 of the cases active, Premier Alan Winde said on Sunday afternoon. The province has also recorded seven new deaths, taking the total number to 102.

Six more Covid-19 deaths in Western Cape

2020-05-03 18:10

The Western Cape has recorded another six Covid-19 deaths, Premier Alan Winde says.

Level 4 lockdown: Exercise regulations lack common sense, says Winde

2020-05-01 19:20

As Covid-19 infections and the death toll continued to rise in the Western Cape, the province's premier, Alan Winde, said the exercise regulations for the level 4 lockdown "lacks common sense".


Covid-19: Why the Western Cape has an 18 000-test backlog

2020-05-25 21:09

The Western Cape has an 18 000-test backlog for Covid-19, says Premier Alan Winde.

'Continue your lessons from home' - Winde to pupils with underlying health conditions

2020-05-20 22:02

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has advised schoolchildren and teachers with comorbidities to stay at home as the province rides out the coronavirus pandemic.

First Western Cape Children's Commissioner shares her vision for the future

2020-05-20 06:47

The Western Cape's first Children's Commissioner Christina Nomdo's vision is clear: For the young people she will represent to enjoy better childhoods and realise the full extent of their rights.

OPINION: Populist antics of Steenhuisen is reflective of destructive nature of his predecessor Zille

2020-05-18 10:53

My earnest appeal to the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly is to leave Premier Winde alone. Let him work with us in the interests of all the people in our province, writes Cameron Dugmore.

Winde calls for Level 3 lockdown for municipalities with few Covid-19 cases

2020-05-14 19:03

The Western Cape government has asked that municipalities which are not Covid-19 hot spots and only have one or two cases be allowed to go into Level 3 lockdown.

Western Cape Covid-19 death toll now at 117, as province records 7 more fatalities

2020-05-13 21:45

The Western Cape has recorded seven more coronavirus related deaths and the total has now increased to 117 in the province. Among the deceased is eNCA cameraman, Lungile Tom.

Covid-19: Western Cape has a new plan to deal with coronavirus hotspots as deaths rise to 106

2020-05-11 21:57

The Western Cape has recorded an additional four coronavirus deaths, bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 106. Nationally, there have been 206 deaths.

Coronavirus: Winde urges Ramaphosa to intervene as labs suffer 'backlogs'

2020-05-08 15:36

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa to request urgent intervention due to backlogs at the National Health Laboratory Service that are causing delays in test results.

Exercise should be allowed in the afternoons too - Western Cape Premier Alan Winde

2020-05-02 18:36

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says the window period during which South Africans are allowed to exercise during the Level 4 lockdown is too small.

Coronavirus: CTICC to be used as a temporary 800-bed hospital for Cape Town

2020-04-29 15:57

The Cape Town International Convention Centre will be used as a temporary Covid-19 hospital, allowing for 800 people to be treated when the pandemic peaks, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says.

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