The Western Cape health department has started community screening for Covid-19 today.
Yesterday, Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde announced that the provincial health department had identified seven areas where community screening will be conducted.
“I can confirm that in fact community screening has already begun today in Happy Valley and Ilitha Park.”
On Monday other areas in the following Cape Town Metro sub-districts, will begin community screening:
• Khayelitsha: Town2 (Monday)
• Western: Bo-Kaap (Tuesday)
• Tygerberg: Bishop Lavis (Monday)
• Klipfontein: Philippi (Monday)
And, in the non-rural districts:
• Kwanonqaba, Mossel Bay (Monday)
• Mbekweni, Cape Winelands (Monday)
Community healthcare workers will be identifiable by their uniforms and ID cards, and members of the public are advised to request the person’s credentials as part of rigorous safety precautions.
Members of the public have been urged to welcome and cooperate with the Community Health Workers.