The Western Cape has officially entered the third wave of Covid-19 infections. Premier Alan Winde says that there’s been a more than 34% increase in reported cases week on week.
This as the number of cases in the Western Cape is more than 5 800. Infections nationally have shot up, with over 8,000 cases confirmed in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) will be turned into one of the mass vaccinations sites in the Western Cape.
A collaboration between the City and provincial government will see the site being used within three to four weeks.
It is envisaged that the site will be used for high volumes of vaccinations as part of the province and City of Cape Town’s commitment to vaccinating as many residents as possible against Covid-19.