Khayelitsha has become the first township in the Western Cape to report a confirmed COVID-19 case. The province is second to Gauteng in the overall number of infections countrywide.
There are more than 300 confirmed cases in the Western Cape, with 14 patients in hospital, while three are in intensive care. The first coronavirus death in South Africa was also reported in that province. Meanwhile, the provincial Health Department is now appealing to the public to stop using gloves and masks.
It has warned that the items could add to the risk of spreading the virus if not used properly. Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community.
Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.
In other news – Police rescue 14 workers who were locked in Durban factory and forced to make masks
Several consumer complaints against a Durban business resulted in the arrest of the owner and the rescue of 14 workers who were locked in a factory and forced to make masks for six days.
KwaZulu-Natal MEC for economic development, tourism and environmental affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube said that she was furious after hearing about the report back by officials tasked to investigate a complaint she received on Sunday. No amount of words could ever describe my anger following a shocking report I have just received from officials I assigned to investigate a complaint I received early this morning. Read more