Communities in Moses Kotane urged to adhere to strigent Covid-19 Measures

Moses Kotane Local Municipality COVID-19 Command team met to discuss the Covid-19 status within the Municipality. Picture: Supplied.

34 People have to date tested Positive for Covid-19 within the Municipality, 4 have since recovered

The Moses Kotane Local Municipality Covid-19 Command Team / JOC held a meeting on management and combating Covid-19 locally.

On Thursday, 25th June 2020, The Local Command Team comprising of Representatives from various stakeholders, held a meeting to further strategize on combating outbreak of Covid-19 within Moses Kotane Precinct.

Various stakeholders were each given a chance to report their plans as well as progress to date. The report tabled were as follows:

Mass Screening

The Local Command Team has noted with satisfaction that most organizations are embarking on their own Mass Screening when entering their main gates. Moses Kotane Local Municipality is one of the organizations that does Mass Screening Programme daily to their essential employees as well as communities accessing Civic centre.

Department of Health

According to the Municipality, the screening programme is currently rolled out daily.

To date on yard to yard target audience about 149 087 have been screened.
Facilities screening has reached about 135 287.
Total screened to date: 202 613.

Department of Social Development

DSD together with various stakeholders distributed about 1041 Food parcels to the profiled needy beneficiaries badly affected by the Lockdown.

Villages where beneficiaries recently received food parcels are Mokgwalwaneng, Phadi, Bojating, Ramokokastad/Phalane, Debrak, Molatedi, Ramokgolelwa, Sesobe, Pitse-di-sule Jang, Uitkyk, Koffiekraal, Sandfontein, Dikweipi, Mantserre and Mopyane.

Department of Education

DOE stated that they are happy with intergovernmental support they receive from other stakeholders, with regard to
the current phasing in of Grade 7 & 12 learners since 08th June 2020. Most of schools are operational with less challenges.

However Two schools in Vrede and Uitkyk experienced water challenges but the South African National Defence (SANDF) and Rand Water assisted. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is also  rolled out in various schools to ensure safety during this pandemic time.

The Local Command Team has urged communities to always adhere to stringent Covid-19 measures as advised by the Department of Health which includes:

  • at all times wear your masks and cover nose and mouth.
  • keep a distance of 1.5 metres apart despite being at home, school or Malls.
  • Sanitize hands with the correct product that have atleast 70% alcohol.
  • wash your hands with soap for atleast 20 seconds.