Western Cape Health Minister, Nomafrench Mbombo, says she's concerned that high risk communities are not making use of quarantine facilities provided by government.
Mbombo says over 70% are refusing to be quarantined in these facilities, opting for self-isolation.
She was speaking during an event to receive donations from a major retailer towards
the new Covid-19 hospital at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Mbombo has called for vigilance as the rate of infectio ns rise: "The issue is about the epidemic that will be determined by the behaviour, health can do so much, there's nothing we can do about it, it means that we keep absorbing all the social ills, but it's everybody's responsibility.
There are five golden rules, wearing a mask, hand hygiene, surface hygiene, social distancing and staying at home , that's what we are preaching." The province has enough beds based on original models.
But, the provincial minister of health warns, this could change given that the virus impacts entire regions, countries and even local communities differently.