Elias Motsoaledi Local municipality outlines measures to curb Covid-19 spread

GROBLERSDAL – Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality has announced its measures to disrupt the chain in transmission of Covid-19 to protect community members and staff.

The local municipality announced that non-emergency employees, including interns and experiential trainees would work from home until further notice with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020.

It said only customers, service recipients, of emergency services such as disaster management, traffic as provided by the traffic officers, municipal security, and funeral related services among others would receive municipal services.

According to the local municipality customers details, names, ID numbers, contacts and physical addresses, need to be furnished where necessary.

In a statement released on Monday, the local municipality stated that all non-emergency municipal services were suspended until further notice.

“Customers are encouraged to make payments of the municipal services online. No re-claimers and private individuals will be allowed to access the landfill site until further notice. No visitors shall be allowed in the municipality. Everyone, employees and members of the public are reminded to sanitise their hands as frequent as possible with hands sanitisers or soup and water for at least twenty seconds,” read the statement.

The statement further read that everyone was strongly encouraged to follow the prescribed hygiene steps and those experiencing Covid-19 infection symptoms should report that to the relevant authorities and medical practitioners, self-isolate and request to be tested.

Julia Mathebe, Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality Mayor, said that was part of an overall public health strategy to curb the spread of Covid-19 and protect both the employees and members of the municipal community from the pandemic.

“The municipality appeals to all residents to remain calm during the covid-19 pandemic. Avoid misinformation or fake news. For reliable information, please contact the toll-free number 0800 029 999, WhatsApp 0600 012 3456 or the website www.sacoronavirus.co.za,” advised Mathebe. 

Thapelo Motseo

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