netcareTimesLIVE reports that hospital group Netcare announced on Wednesday that all visiting hours for general wards, ICUs and high care units would be suspended with immediate effect.  

“In light of the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic, we needed to take extraordinary measures to protect all health care teams and our patients who cannot be discharged,” said Dr Richard Friedland, Netcare CEO.  Restricted visits will be permitted for newborns, young children and the gravely ill, with tightened precautionary measures (details provided in report).

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