The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) put on a performance for healthcare workers outside the Groote Schuur Hospital on Wednesday, September 15. The small concert was in the aid of the healthcare workers who have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As reported by IOL, the Orchestra’s CEO, Louis Heyneman said that for the first time in 107 years of their existence that they have never initiated something like this. CPO also posted on their Facebook page: “Our tribute to the health workers of South Africa. They put their lives on the line to ensure we were all as safe as possible. Thank you. We hope you enjoy our tribute to you.’’
Western Cape Health MEC, Nomafrench Mbombo posted took to Facebook to express her gratitude thanking health care workers for their selflessness, hard work, and compassion during these difficult times.
“A moment of appreciation to all the health care workers. You have been a pillar of strength and we are greatly indebted to you. I thank the partners that have made this possible, indeed like I always say; it will take the Whole of Society to deal with this crisis,” the post read.
Meanwhile, the Western Cape reported 17 354 active COVID-19 infections, 511 676 confirmed cases and 475 106 recoveries as of Tuesday, September 14.
1/2📢Update on the coronavirus and vaccines
As at 1pm on 14 September 2021, the Western Cape had 17 354 active COVID-19 infections, with a total number 511 676 COVID-19 cases to date and 475 106 recoveries.
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) September 14, 2021
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