An event at a night club in Cape Town has been linked to the surge in Covid-19 infection in the Southern suburbs including the infection of 37 matric pupils.
A total of 63 new cases were recorded from the Southern suburbs and they have been traced to a party held at the Tin Roof nightclub in Claremont.
The province’s contact tracing teams identified the cases after several GPs noticed a pattern among residents of similar age.
The club will now be investigated by the Western Cape Liquor Authority and the police following reports that it is responsible for dozens of Covid-19 cases.
Western Cape premier Alan Winde said his office had been alerted that the club was not following Covid-19 health and safety protocols.
“There are some other concerning allegations around this event, and we are now requesting a full investigation into this bar/club in question – including by SAPS and the Western Cape Liquor Authority,” Winde said in a statement.