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Africa’s Biggest trauma ward empty after ban on beer


Africa’s biggest hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa, posted pictures on its Facebook page this morning of a near-empty trauma unit.

Trauma units treat victims of incidents such as stabbings, gunshots, car crashes etc.

The hospital said for the first time in its history, it has had NO trauma case patients coming through its doors on 1 January.

This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a ban on alcohol sales and a 9 pm curfew on New Year’s Eve under level three lockdown restrictions.

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