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SA COVID-19: 1 100 more beds for Gauteng

People should not panic as more beds are being made available for coronavirus patients.

That’s the reassurance from Health Department director-general, Sandile Buthelezi.

He says the health sector is better prepared for further hospital admissions during the third wave.

Buthelezi says the Nasrec field hospital in Johannesburg was closed because it was not being used and became too expensive.

“We want to assure the public that what has been done in Gauteng, we’ve been able to repurpose a number of beds,” Buthelezi said.

“They’ve been able to increase their beds by 1,100 to ensure that they don’t run out of beds.”


In other news – Thembisa Mdoda who replaced actress Zandile Msutwana (Vuyiswa) on The Queen falls pregnant

Actress Thembisa Mdoda Nxumalo has set tongues wagging. The presenter of Old Mutual’s singing competition Amazing Voices was recently seen showing a baby bump, which led to viewers speculating whether she was pregnant or not.

Thembisa Mdoda

After people started asking questions, the media personality took to social media to answer them. She wrote: “Don’t ask the question. The answer is yes.” Learn More

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