SOUTH AFRICA - Cape Town - 7 April 2020 - Doctor Von Molendorff conducting a swab test on a patient as Covid-19 Community screening and testing at Scottsdene clinic in Kraaifontein. Picture:Brendan Magaar/African News Agency (ANA)

Western Cape hotspot interventions to continue

CAPE TOWN –The Western Cape has seen a clear decline in their Covid-19 infection numbers, however, Premier Alan Winde said they will not become complacent and will continue to reduce the spread in hotspot areas.

South Africa has recorded a total number of 596 060 infections and 12 423 Coronavirus related deaths.

Meanwhile, the Western Cape has 5 345 active cases and 92 423 recoveries.

“The Department of Health’s Community Healthcare Worker programme continues in all of the hotspots where they play an important role in monitoring health, sharing of Covid-19 information and the delivery of chronic medications,” said Winde.

“In Du Noon sub-district, bicycles have been made available to support the distribution of medicines in this community by healthcare workers.

“Each team continues to report back to cabinet every week, with detailed indicators and reports on their activities in areas including health interventions, plans to slow the spread, encouraging civil compliance, as well as humanitarian and economic interventions and information,” he said.

Winde added that they’ve worked closely with small businesses supplying Covid-19 safety kits, educational material and assisted with hygiene interventions.



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