Stay at home: Western Cape government asks residents to avoid braais and gatherings as cases surge

The Western Cape health department said its surveillance teams had picked up that many cluster outbreaks were a result of small social gatherings rather than mass gatherings.

2021-06-19 07:41:00 AM

The Western Cape health department said its surveillance teams had picked up that many cluster outbreaks were a result of small social gatherings rather than mass gatherings.

The Western Cape health department said its surveillance teams had picked up that many cluster outbreaks were a result of small social gatherings rather than mass gatherings.

18 June 2021 - 19:03The Western Cape has urged residents to stay at home amid a rapid rise in Covid-19 cases.Image:Esa Alexander/Sunday TimesIf you had planned a family braai or dinner this weekend, it would be safer to cancel it.That is the message from the Western Cape health department as Covid-19 cases in the province escalate rapidly. On Friday the department said its surveillance teams had picked up that many cluster outbreaks were a result of small social gatherings rather than mass gatherings.

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“Most of these outbreaks do not stem from mass events, but from smaller social gatherings such as family, friend gatherings, funerals, bowling and sporting events and braais. These social gatherings have such a negative impact on our [Covid-19] response.

“It is very important to note that even if you are not attending a social gathering but you are outside your family bubble and come into contact with people outside your bubble, the risk exists for you to pick up the virus,” the department warned.It added: “Because of the increase in case numbers, your chances of coming into contact with a person who has Covid-19 are now much greater than they were a few weeks ago if you go to a gathering, shopping, eating out and not being safe. If we want to curb the size and intensity of the third wave, our behaviour must change.” headtopics.com

With the Western Cape as one of the provinces that had officially entered the third wave of Covid-19 infections, premier Alan Winde warned residents to be vigilant over the weekend, and to rather stay at home and avoid social gatherings outside their immediate households.

“Let’s be vigilant this weekend and, where possible, avoid places and spaces where we might interact with people outside our immediate circle to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 and flatten the curve.“More than ever, we must avoid situations where we might contract Covid-19 from others, whether we are grocery shopping, eating out, having a braai or meeting up with those who do not live with you. Let us continue to be vigilant and practise the life-saving behaviours that we have learnt,” Winde said. 

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