Cape Town – While the data has shown that the Western Cape has overcome the second wave of Covid-19 infections, provincial government says they are preparing for a third wave to save lives and limit its impact.

Premier Alan Winde said that while it’s known that a third wave is likely, they cannot predict the timing, location or its scope.

This was revealed during the weekly digicon meeting where the premier addressed the strides made in vaccine roll-out and the efforts being taken to prepare for a third wave, to save lives and limit the impact of Covid-19 on the livelihoods of Western Cape residents.

“During my State of the Province Address, I outlined our four-pronged response to Covid-19. Rolling out vaccines effectively, procuring our own vaccines, preparing for a third wave, and supporting our scientists researching therapeutics, are key in responding to this pandemic in the coming weeks and months.

“Our Western Cape epidemiologists are part of the MAC (Ministerial Advisory Committee) technical working group who are preparing a response to a possible third wave. While we know a third wave is likely, we cannot predict the timing, location or magnitude of a resurgence,” he said.


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