The coronavirus has made its way to Cape Town, and many locals are panicking about what they should do to protect themselves from infection. If you’re one of those people, here are some tips to stay calm and follow the right process:
- Don’t go to the doctor
Quarantine yourselves in a private area like your home and call this Coronavirus hotline for help: 0800029999
- Be aware of how the virus spreads
The coronavirus (or the COVID-19) mainly spreads via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, through close contact, and touching an object or surface that has been in contact with the virus and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes without having washed your hands.
- Know the symptoms
Patients who’ve tested positive for the virus display a fever, headaches, a general feeling of discomfort or illness, a sore through and prominent cough.
- Know which hospitals are handling coronavirus cases
In the Western Cape, the designated hospital is Tygerberg Hospital.
Moving on to crime in our areas – we were happy to see an impressive decrease of 35,1% in incidents in February. Alongside this decrease in crime incidents, we were involved in planned operations with SAPS as well as coordinated emergency and medical assistance to those in need.
In February alone, our law enforcement officers (LEOs) issued 1,595 fines to the value of R820 000. They were also responsible for 24 arrests: 9 for ATM swappers and another 9 for armed robberies.
Cape Town is still experiencing regular load-shedding, which brings about additional safety risks. Turn your alarm or beams on when you leave home. Have your garage and access control batteries checked. Remember that during load-shedding, streetlights and alarms go off, so you must be extra aware, because criminals notice this trend and can take advantage of it.
Remember to keep our 24 patrol vehicle numbers on hand for assistance:
GP CID PATROL VEHICLE
082 214 3228
OK CID PATROL VEHICLE
082 217 1386