No confirmed coronavirus cases in Mitchell’s Plain

Tygerberg Hospital's infectious diseases ward.

There are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Mitchell’s Plain.

This is contrary to a fake news voice note doing the rounds regarding a Woodlands man suspected of having the virus.

The global virus is spread when coming into contact with someone who has the virus or with a traveller, who has been in a contaminated environment.

Western Cape health spokesperson for the Klipfontein/Mitchell’s Plain substructure, Monique Johnstone, said residents should not listen or spread rumours as it causes unnecessary panic.

Mitchell’s Plain District Hospital, Mitchell’s Plain Community Health Centre and the Midwife Obstetric Unit (MOU) are limiting the visiting hours and the amount of visitors.

Escorts are also being limited to avoid infections as a precaution.

To stay informed on #COVID19, join the Department of Health’s WhatsApp support group for South Africans by saving the number 060 012 3456 in your contacts and type “Hi” in the message section or log onto www.sacoronavirus.co.za

Both platforms contain important contact details, including the emergency support hotline, and up-to-date news and resources.

Meanwhile, South Africa has 62 cases of confirmed coronavirus and the number of people infected with the virus is expected to rise in the coming days and weeks.

If you think you have been exposed to the Covid-19 virus, please call the 24-hour hotline on 0800 029 999.