Western Cape premier Alan Winde and MEC for health Nomafrench Mbombo are addressing journalists on the province’s preparedness for coronavirus Covid-19.
The Western Cape has recorded its first case of the virus, a 36 year old male who had traveled to multiple countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Turkey.
The man returned to South Africa on the 9th of March 2020.
With the latest confirmed cases, 1 in the Western Cape, 4 in Gauteng and 1 in KwaZulu-Natal the total number of confirmed cases in South Africa now stands at 13.
First confirmed case of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the Western Cape. I will be briefing the media at 11:00 which you can watch live on my Facebook page. @WesternCapeGov @WCHealthMEC pic.twitter.com/pbhA7BMBSB
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) March 11, 2020
MEC for health Nomafrench Mbombo said: “People should not panic, we have all systems in place to deal with the virus.”
I can confirm that the Western Cape has it’s first confirmed case of coronavirus.
People should not panic, we have all systems in place to deal with the virus. pic.twitter.com/eUCI7OwlKJ
— Western Cape Health MEC (@WCHealthMEC) March 11, 2020