WCape health: Booze ban will help hospitals

Western Cape health officials believe the two-week ban on alcohol sales will make a difference in easing pressure on hospitals. #eNCA #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Western Cape health officials believe the two-week ban on alcohol sales will make a difference in easing pressure on hospitals.

Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo says additional hospital beds don't mean the province has everything under control as healthcare workers are not coping with the increase in COVID-19 cases.

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"We appeal to the people if it's not an emergency and it's a minor ailment go to the nearest clinic, so that why now we are opening tents so that we can be able to triage", said Mbombo

South Africa has recorded 7,458 new COVID-19 infections taking the cumulative total to 1,011,871.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country would be on an adjusted Level 3, from Level 1, with immediate effect.

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