The Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde has expressed concern over the increase in COVID-19 infections in the province.
Winde said that the number of active infectious cases in the province has increased by over 60%, from 3000 to 5000 in just under three weeks.
The Western Cape Health Department has also predicted that it would announce the establishment of a third wave before the end of this week.
” I call on residents to take every step to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.”
“It’s up to each of us to prevent the onset of the third wave and flatten the curve. We can do this by practicing the important and lifesaving behaviors that we have learnt over the past year,” Premeir Winde said in a statement.
The Western Cape Health Department said that it plans to vaccinate more than 42,000 teachers once it receives the FDA’s green light to administer the Johnson & Johnson jab.
Once more vaccines are supplied, health authorities aim to process 120,000 vaccinations every week.
The province has administered over 200,000 vaccine shots to date.