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Sundays River Valley Local Municipality spared from COVID-19 so far

Apr 21, 2020
Sundays River Valley Local Municipality spared from COVID-19 so far

Kirkwood - The Mayor of the Sundays River Valley Local Municipality, Nombulelo Bixa, on Tuesday said that the municipality has had no positive COVID-19 cases to date.

This comes after the Department of Health in the Sarah Baartman District reported that there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID 19 in Sundays River Valley.

Last month there was a confirmed case of COVID 19 in Paterson and the patient has since recovered and tested negative.

The Department of Health is still conducting mass screening in the municipal area and it has been reported that none of the residents who have been screened has been referred for testing so far.

Speaking at the JOC Meeting which was held in Kirkwood on 21 April 2020, Mayor Bixa said she appreciates the work being done by all the frontline workers and other stakeholders in the Valley.

The Mayor however raised a concern by the influx of people without proper documentation who allegedly enter the municipal area during the night.

“I am concerned by the influx of people coming from other areas as this poses a threat to all the efforts that have been put in place to curb the spread of COVID 19.”

She then applauded the work that is being done by SAPS in ensuring that the Lockdown regulations are adhered to and that those who have been found to be in contravention of these regulations are dealt with accordingly.

Although SAPS has been visible and enforcing the Lockdown regulations, some people are still not adhering to these especially during salary pay days.

The Mayor has called on all residents of SRVM to work together with the government by adhering to the regulations and most importantly to stay at home.

For more information on COVID-19 one can contact the national 24 hour hotline on 0800 029 999.

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