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

a cluttered room: FILE: A professional healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) treats a patient in a tent dedicated to the treatment of possible COVID-19 coronavirus patients, while another cleans the ward at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria on 10 July 2020.CAPE TOWN - Deputy Health Minister Sibongiseni Dhlomo said the division was prepared to manage a fourth and surprisingly a fifth flood of the pandemic. 

He said in the Gauteng focal point, where the Omicron variation was likewise present, the division 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 immunizations. 

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

He said the third wave availability 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 potentially another wave. Accordingly, you don't destroy whatever you have set up. In Gauteng, the are 4,407 beds inside the public clinic that have been saved explicitly for COVID." 

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

"We additionally know this since individuals who are immunized, 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 immunizing."

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