23 March 2020 – Centralised the treatment of severe COVID-19 cases in certain hospitals

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Type of Intervention: Health services
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Government of South Africa introduced a centralised patient management system for severe cases of COVID-19, and a decentralised primary case system for mild cases.

The measure is intended to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed as the number of cases increases.
Full details here: https://www.gov.za/speeches/president-cyril-ramaphosa-escalation-measures-combat-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-23-mar