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'Nelson Mandela Bay COVID-19 restrictions to provide reprieve to health workers'

4 December 2020 12:42 PM
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Nelson Mandela Bay
restrictions
Coronavirus
#Covid19
Level 1 lockdown

EC Health acting superintendent-general Dr Sibongile Zungu says the metro has seen a rise in hospitalisations in recent times.

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday announced that Nelson Mandela Bay had been declared a coronavirus hotspot due to a spike in COVID-19 infections in the metro during the past 14 days.

The localised restrictions see an introduction of a 10 pm curfew, restricted alcohol sales and smaller social gatherings.

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Ramaphosa warned the country of a resurgence citing that the country has moved from the stability it experienced since middle of August, to now recording, on average, 1500 new cases a day.

Mandy Wiener on the Midday Report chats to Eastern Cape Health acting superintendent-general Dr Sibongile Zungu to weigh in on the new restrictions.

The hospitals in the Nelson Mandela Bay are under pressure as we are seeing a rise in the number of cases that are requiring hospital admission.

Dr Sibongile Zungu, Acting superintendent-general - Eastern Cape Department of Health

We are also seeing a rise in new confirmed coronavirus cases. The hospitals in the metro have access to rapid testing so that if patients test positive they are admitted in a COVID-19 ward.

Dr Sibongile Zungu, Acting superintendent-general - Eastern Cape Department of Health

She says the restrictions will work if Nelson Mandela Bay residents also play their part.

These restrictions will provide a bit of reprieve for health workers as they are not just dealing with COVID-19, they are dealing with injuries that happen when people are drunk.

Dr Sibongile Zungu, Acting superintendent-general - Eastern Cape Department of Health

Listen below to the full conversation:




4 December 2020 12:42 PM
Tags:
Nelson Mandela Bay
restrictions
Coronavirus
#Covid19
Level 1 lockdown

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