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NC “relatively in control of the virus”, says Premier Saul

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Northern Cape Premier Zamani Saul says that the number of new infections shows that the Province is managing the fight against Covid-19.

Northern Cape Premier Dr Zamani Saul. Picture: Soraya Crowie

WITH 39 new positive Covid-19 cases recorded in the Northern Cape and an additional four Covid-19-related deaths as of December 13, Premier Zamani Saul has stated that the Province is “relatively in control of the virus”.

Saul made the statement as the country awaits President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the nation on Monday evening on developments in South Africa’s response to Covid-19.

The Northern Cape Department of Health announced that the cumulative number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus in the Province is 23,732.

The department said that all four new deaths recorded were from the ZF Mgcawu municipal area.

“Sadly we report four Covid-19-related deaths. Three of the deaths were recorded from the Dawid Kruiper Local Municipality and one was recorded in the Tsantsabane Local Municipality. This brings the cumulative number of fatalities due to Covid-19 complications in the Province to 352. The deaths reported are due to delays from September and October,” the department said.

Saul said during a handover of emergency medical services (EMS) vehicles in Kimberley on Monday that the number of new infections in the Northern Cape showed that the Province is managing the fight against Covid-19.

“We are one of the provinces that are relatively in control of this pandemic. Our number of cases reflected are going down while there is a recurrence throughout the country. The fatalities are also decreasing,” he said.

Saul urged residents to adhere to the Covid-19 regulations during the festive season.

“In order for us to keep these statistics low, it is vital to ensure that we observe the regulations. As we celebrate the festive season with our families we have to ensure that we adhere to the Covid-19 protocols so we do not become transmitters,” he said.