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Deputy Health Minister Dhlomo: We are ready to deal with all the COVID waves

CAPE TOWN - Deputy Health Minister Sibongiseni Dhlomo said the office was prepared to manage a fourth and surprisingly a fifth influx of the pandemic. 

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a jumbled room: FILE: An expert medical care specialist wearing individual defensive hardware (PPE) treats a patient in a tent devoted to the therapy of conceivable COVID-19 Covid patients, while another cleans the ward at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria on 10 July 2020.© AFP FILE: An expert medical care laborer wearing individual defensive gear (PPE) treats a patient in a tent committed to the therapy of conceivable COVID-19 Covid patients, while another cleans the ward at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria on 10 July 2020. 


He said in the Gauteng focal point, where the Omicron variation was additionally present, the office had huge number of beds prepared for COVID-19 patients. 


Dhlomo is reacting to inquiries in the National Council of Provinces on the fourth wave and inoculations. 


The delegate serve said the office had been drawing in with common wellbeing offices to all the more likely comprehend their difficulties. 


He said the third wave preparation and existing framework were still set up in Gauteng with north of 4,000 beds prepared. 


"They continued to refresh us that there will be a third wave, there will be a fourth wave and conceivably another wave. In this manner, you don't destroy whatever you have set up. In Gauteng, the are 4,407 beds inside the public medical clinic that have been saved explicitly for COVID." 


Dhlomo additionally addressed the Omicron variation, saying it very well may be obliterating for the unvaccinated. 


"We additionally know this since individuals who are inoculated, regardless of whether they get readmitted, don't do as seriously as individuals who are unvaccinated. In this way, we ask South Africans to keep on inoculating." 

Deputy Health Minister Dhlomo: We are ready to deal with all the COVID waves (msn.com)

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