Ndlambe as much as 99 cases of Covid-19

Ndlambe as much as 99 cases of Covid-19

Declaration from the Sarah Baartman District Municipality Signs Up With Operations Committee (JOC) meeting held on July 2


Throughout the Sarah Baartman District Municipality’s (SBDM) JOC conference today, issue was raised about the boost in the infection rate throughout the district. The present overall cases for SBDM are 1,354 with a total of 41 deaths.

The breakdown per regional municipality of total cases is as follows:

  • Koukamma Municipality: 12
  • Blue Crane Path Municipality: 89
  • Ndlambe Town: 99
  • Dr Beyers Naud—ź Town: 111
  • Makana Town: 294
  • Kouga Town: 350
  • Sundays River Valley Municipality: 399

The increased infection rate due to the winter is additional intensified by community members who are not sticking to the safety procedures and lockdown level 3 regulations. Community members are requested to adhere to following preventative standards:

  • Wash your hands routinely with soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a bent elbow or a tissue.
  • Tidy and decontaminate often touched things and surfaces.

For additional information neighborhood members can get in touch with the Covid-1924 hour hotline number: 0800 029 999 or the Covid-19 WhatsApp number: 0600 123 456.

Grant pay-out dates

The SASSA grant pay-outs will start tomorrow, July 3, for the older individual grant and disability grant. SBDM notes that increased queues in the towns across the district, increases the danger of infection amongst neighborhood members. The SBDM will for that reason supply Catastrophe Management Volunteers from across the district to assist with queue-marshalling to make sure social distancing.

Alcohol Intake

The municipality urges community members to take in alcohol properly and to report any liquor outlet that is contravening the trading hours or any other regulations. Liquor-related problems can be reported to the Eastern Cape Alcohol Board on the toll complimentary number: 080-000-0420 or WhatsApp number: 076-403-6223

Messages of assistance

  • The SBDM wishes to extend its condolences to the families of those who have lost loved ones due to Covid-19
  • The SBDM thanks health employees for their altruism in helping in the fight against Covid19 The SBDM likewise wants to motivate every neighborhood member to join the Eastern Cape’s provincial campaign to take a minute every day, in between 6am– 7am and 6pm– 7pm, to clap hands, blow a vuvuzela or beat the drums to thank health employees.

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