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Western Cape has enough hospital beds to treat COVID-19 patients should the disaster intensify

The department is planning a unified approach with the private sector.
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Western Cape COVID-19

On Monday the, Western Cape government said there would be enough hospital beds to treat coronavirus COVID-19 patients should the disaster intensify.

Western Cape Health Department’s Mark van der Heever said the department was planning a unified approach with the private sector.

Heever said government would add beds such as in other disasters as the need arises.

The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa surged to  402 on 23 March 2020.

The Western Cape province confirmed the second highest number of cases in South Africa.

Premier Alan Winde on Monday said the most important precaution people should take was to stay at home.

Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa implemented a nationwide lockdown which comes into effect from midnight on Thursday.

More: ewn

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