- A South African frontline worker has taken to Twitter to share the harsh realities about the gruesome effect Covid-19 is having in SA hospitals
- According to her post, many hospitals are quickly running out of essential equipment such as beds and oxygen cylinders
- In the post, she also says that hospitals are recording an alarmingly high number of deaths
The second and more powerful strain of Covid-19 is taking South Africa by storm. Not only is the country reporting more infections, but there are also more deaths than ever. A young South African doctor recently headed to Twitter to explain just how gruesome it is.
@lora_bunny shared on the micro-blogging app that hospital staff are exhausted from dealing with up to twenty-deaths a day. There is also a severe shortage in beds and other necessary equipment.
"I’m working from 8pm to 8 am again tonight. I’m already dreading what I’ll find. I’m working in the Covid unit today. My colleague who was working there 3 days ago says they had 20 deaths in 1 day. We are tired. Oxygen cylinders running out. No beds. In simple terms, it’s a mess."
Her followers had this to say about the worrisome tweet:
"We owe a great deal of gratitude to all health professionals who are working day & night to care for the sick. #healthwarriors #healthheros #heroswearwhitecoats"
"Stay safe and protected under GOD'S Grace.Thank you for your bravery & service We unfortunately have people who don't care, respect the laws, and have been allowed to do as they please. Our Government is to blame for everything, from poor hospital equipment, short staff, etc"
Briefly.co.za previously reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa had earlier announced that he would be addressing the nation. After hearing the news of a looming speech, many South Africans speculated what new changes the country may have to adapt to.
The president has finally spoken and there has been a shift from a level 1 lockdown to a stricter and more stringent level 3 lockdown. Some of the new restrictions include a 9pm to 6am curfew and a ban from vaious public spaces. The president also said that those caught without masks could face the law and subsequent jail time.
Since hearing the news, locals have shared their thought, read one of them below:
"Now many working families and small business owners will pay a high price for the irresponsibility of those that keep breaking #COVID19 rules #ThePresidentsSpeech #Level3"
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