Cape Town is running dangerously low on public hospital ICU beds, as Covid-19 fells key health-care workers and plans to requisition beds from the private sector are taking longer than anticipated.

The Western Cape has reported 65% of SA’s tally of approximately 26,000 coronavirus cases and is scrambling to expand its capacity to care for severely ill patients...

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