Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says it appears the province has reached its peak of the second wave of coronavirus infections.
He says nearly 70 tonnes of oxygen is being used daily to treat patients.
In the video below, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde visits the Stellenbosch hospital:
Winde has commended frontline healthcare workers for their efforts to help keep members of the public safe from the coronavirus.
“Our medical frontline workers have been absolute stars and of course, the other frontline workers from law enforcement to municipal services and of course you the citizen, thank you very much for helping us flatten the curve. Please keep it going, remember social distancing, washing of hands and wear your masks. Remember that also if you’re feeling sick, stay at home, follow the protocols, call our numbers. Let’s all stay safe,” adds Winde.
Meanwhile, Winde says he is concerned about the number of COVID-19 cases on the West Coast.
He says he plans to visit the region soon.
In the video below, Premier Alan Winde talks about Western Cape’s strategy to deal with COVID-19: