Caring clergy should refuse to co-operate. Too many congregations will serve as virus multipliers, writes Peter Storey.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Western Cape has recorded an additional nine coronavirus deaths, bringing the total in the province to 156.
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.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has gone into self-quarantine after coming into contact with eNCA cameraman Lungile Tom, who died of Covid-19.
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.
The Western Cape has recorded another six Covid-19 deaths, Premier Alan Winde says.
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".
The Western Cape has an 18 000-test backlog for Covid-19, says Premier Alan Winde.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has advised schoolchildren and teachers with comorbidities to stay at home as the province rides out the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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