RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED ON VISITING HOURS IN GAUTENG HEALTH FACILITIES

The Gauteng Department of Health has with immediate effect-imposed restrictions to visiting hours at health facilities across the province.

 As of today (19 March 2020) visiting hours will be limited to one hour per day between 12h00-13h00.

Further restrictions will apply as follows:

•A patient will be allowed a maximum of 2 visitors per day.

•Only 1 visitor per patient will be allowed at a time, for no more than 15 minutes.

•There will be no rotation of visitors.

•No visitors will be allowed outside of the specified visiting hours.

•Any visits outside the prescribed time, arrangements must be made and authorized by the attending doctor.

The restrictions follow the declaration of the COVID-19 outbreak as a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act by President Cyril Ramaphosa and the announcement of the Gauteng Provincial Government response measures.

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For more information contact

Kwara Kekana, Spokesperson: MEC for Health

074 054 3826 or Kwara.Kekana@gauteng.gov.za

OR

Philani Mhlungu, Media Liaison Officer: MEC for Health

060 961 2627 or Philani.Mhlungu@gauteng.gov.za

For media releases, speeches and news visit the Gauteng Department of Health’s portal at www.gauteng.gov.za

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