The Cape Town International Convention Centre will become temporary Covid-19 hospital, creating the capacity an additional 800 people at the peak of the pandemic.
The agreement allows the Western Cape Government to make use of the CTICC 1 building immediately up until 7 September, with an option to extend this on a month-to-month basis until the end of the year.
Watch the video below to see the temporary hospital being set up.
The site will be fitted out to be ready by the first week of June, well before the expected peak when these beds will be required.
Security at the site will be provided by the CTICC and augmented by the City of Cape Town.
The inter-mediate care beds will cater for patients, presenting with milder clinical signs who need hospitalisation and treatment including administration of oxygen. The CTICC will not provide for care for patients with more severe clinical signs, which will require intensive care treatment.
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