Ramaphosa visits the Western Cape to asses covid-19 response
Written by Lethiwe Mdluli on 5 June, 2020
President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is in the Western Cape to assess the provinces response to covid-19.
This as the province continues to be the epicentre of the coronavirus in the country.
In the past 24 hours, South Africa has recorded over 3200 new Covid-19 cases, which bring the national toll to 40 792.
According to Western Cape Prime premier, Alan Winde, there are now 11 469 active Covid-19 cases in the Western Cape.
Winde says a new type of treatment could make more beds available in intensive care units.
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Meanwhile an HIV expert at the HIV clinic at Netcare Garden City hospital in Johannesburg, dr. Kay Mahomed, is concerned about media reports that thousands of HIV sufferers in Gauteng have failed to take their medicine.
She says HIV-positive individuals who are on treatment have no greater chance than others of contracting Covid-19.
However, patients who discontinued their treatment are at a high risk of contracting the virus.
She recommends that treatment be resumed immediately, even if HIV sufferers have to stand in queues for a long time to receive their medication.
By: Gagasi FM News