Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde, has presented the province’s strategy to a virtual meeting of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Co-ordinating Council.
The strategy focuses on areas in each of the City of Cape Town’s eight sub-districts, and in Witzenberg which account for a large proportion of the infections in the Western Cape, which is the highest in the country.
ℹ️ 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗗𝗔𝗜𝗟𝗬 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘 for the WESTERN CAPE ➡️ As at 1pm on 17 May 2020, the Western Cape had recorded 9 246 confirmed cases (5 569 ACTIVE CASES). Details: https://t.co/wQpxk7Ygtr.
— Western Cape Gov (@WesternCapeGov) May 17, 2020
Ministers, premiers of all the nine provinces, as well as representatives of the South African Local Government Association attended the meeting. The focus of discussions was the response to COVID-19 across the provinces, and the move towards Level 3 of the lockdown.
The National Command Council will now discuss the various submissions at their meeting.
Concern over Western Cape
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize this week expressed concern over the clusters of coronavirus infections in the Western Cape. The province has 9 246 cases and 156 deaths.
Mkhize says South Africans must continue to adhere to the lockdown regulations, especially those of social distancing, good hand hygiene and wearing a mask when leaving your home.
In this video below President Ramaphosa addresses the nation on a possible move to level 3 lockdown:
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