Western Cape now has 393 confirmed cases of COVID-19
The Western Cape premier, Alan Winde, gave the latest figures of the COVID-19 in the province. The premier was joined by the province’s MEC of community safety, Albert Fritz.
As of Thursday, 2 April 2020, the Western Cape has 393 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, 321 of those are from the Cape Town metro.
22 people are in hospital, while 7 people are being treated in ICU.
Meanwhile, MEC Fritz has asked the Western Cape Liquor Authority to invoke the maximum fine of R100 000, should liquor outlets, especially Fritz says big companies distributing alcohol into townships.
Fritz says any person found in possession of liquor will be fined and on top of that the alcohol will be removed, and is non-returnable.
He added that as of 6 o’clock last night and 6 o’clock this morning, 50 people were arrested for violating the lockdown regulations.
The MEC has called on citizens to report bad policing to the police ombudsman. Fritz says 7 City law enforcement officers has been suspended and is pending a legal process.
Winde says last Sunday saw the first case of COVID-19 in Khayelitsha, that person was subsequently moved to an isolation place.
Winde says as of today, Khayelitsha has now two confirmed cases, M/Plain 7, and Klipfontein 9 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
Winde says these areas specifically is where the governments risk lie, as the virus shows it move among citizens.
Done By: Mitchum George