WESTERN CAPE NEWS - In a media statement today, Western Cape premier, Alan Winde called on residents to "practice the lifesaving behaviours that we have learnt over the past year to stop the spread of Covid-19."
According to the statement:
We have entered a third wave of COVID-19 infections and are seeing an increase in infections across the province.
I call on residents to practice the lifesaving behaviours that we have learnt over the past year to stop the spread of COVID-19.
These include washing and sanitizing your hands regularly and wearing your mask correctly. This means replacing or washing your mask after each use and ensuring that it covers both your mouth and nose at all times.
You must also ensure that you maintain a safe distance.
Please avoid all non-essential gatherings. However, if you must meet, please ensure that you keep it short, small and outside – with good ventilation.
It is also crucial that you avoid the 3Cs of confined places, crowded spaces and close contact.
By adhering to these important steps, we can flatten the curve and save lives.
Premier Winde calls on residents to use libraries, Cape Access Centres and public Wi-Fi hotspots to register for the vaccine
The Western Cape Government has provided training to officials at libraries and Cape Access Centres to assist in registering residents for their vaccine and I call on residents to make use of these facilities should they be eligible to register.
By Friday 11 June, 356 857 residents had registered for Phase 2 of the mass vaccine programme in the Western Cape, which is nearly 50% of the total eligible to register.
I am pleased to note that some of these residents have made use of libraries and Cape Access centres and that:
- As at 4 June, our Cape Access centres have registered a total of 1726 residents across the Metro and district Municipalities; and
- As at 7 June, we have assisted 5 671 people to register on the EVDS across the district municipalities including City of Cape Town at our provincial libraries.
We are deploying community healthcare workers to elderly residents’ home to further assist them with registrations. We have also zero-rated the Electronic Vaccine Data System (EVDS) website on the Western Cape Government’s public Wi-Fi hotpots for residents to register.
While the Western Cape Government is taking every step to ensure that you can register, it is important that you also play your part by registering.
Registration is simple and can also be done by:
- visiting https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/#/ or www.westerncape.gov.za;
- · dialing *134*832# and follow the prompts (FREE on all South African Networks); or
- WhatsApp the word REGISTER to 0600 123456.
Update on the coronavirus and vaccines
As at 13:00 on 14 June 2021, the Western Cape had 8037 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number of 302 232 COVID-19 cases to date and 282 234 recoveries.
By 17:00 on 11 June 2021, the Western Cape Government had administered:
The Western Cape has recorded 38 additional deaths since our last daily update on Friday, 11 June, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 11 961. It should be noted that the total number is inclusive of historical deaths which have only recently been updated. We send our condolences to the loved ones of those who have passed.
Garden Route active cases:
- George: 282
- Mossel Bay 282
- Oudtshoorn: 69
- Knysna: 55
- Bitou: 44
- Hessequa: 41
- Kannaland: 8
Additional data is available on the Western Cape COVID-19 data dashboard which also features active cases per sub-district, active cases per 100 000 and 7-day moving averages. To view the Dashboard, visit: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/covid-19-dashboard
You can also view the Western Cape Government’s vaccine registration dashboard by visiting: https://coronavirus.westerncape.gov.za/vaccine-dashboard
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