The Western Cape still has the highest number of Covid 19 infections in the country at over 15 000.
In the past two months, the province has been in high gear, preparing for its peak which is expected within the next two months.
One of the city's landmarks, the Cape Town International
Convention Centre, is nearing completion to become one of the biggest hospitals.
Premier of the Western Cape, Alan Winde, says on advice of specialists the Western Cape was a thousand beds short
to deal with the expected peak of the virus.
Four field hospitals are in various stages of preparations.
In the heart of Cape Town, the Cape Town International Convention Centre will be one of the biggest of these hospitals.
By next week Friday it will be an 850 bed, fully fledged hospital.
It will draw patients for treatment from all the major hospitals in the Cape Town metro.
Winde says the moving to Level Three is welcomed given that over 200 000 jobs and 27 000 small businesses are already affected.
He says there
are two disasters, the virus and the downward spiral of the economy.
"There's a disaster declared to deal with what's coming at us which is Covid 19, but there's a second disaster and that is the humanitarian disaster and so you have to listen and say well what is the balance, so definitely opening up the economy gives us that other side of the balance.
It's the same thing you rely on those medical specialists to say this is what you've got to spend this money on and this is what you've got to put in place.
So you must rely also on the other specialists and even though the medical specialists say we can't only focus on Covid 19 we've got TB patients, we've got heart disease patients, we've got patients who don't have Covid and they also need to be looked after.
So you have to find that balance." Winde says recruiting is underway to address staff shortages.
Over 1200 doctors and other highly skilled medical personnel have already volunteered their services.