APEL – In response to the country’s number of COVID-19 infections and deaths rampantly rising, Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality (MLM) Command Council embarked on a disinfection initiative at Apel Taxi Rank on Monday.
The local COVID-19 command council, chaired by MLM Mayor, Minah Bahula, visited the Apel-Ga Masemola taxi facility where they provided sanitisers, disinfected the facility as well as taxis.
Accompanied by several other officials and law enforcers, Mayor Bahula met with taxi operators with the aim to further educate commuters on the stringent COVID 19 lockdown regulations.
Bahula said they were there to continue to educate people on good behaviour and hygiene practices with the hope that and hope that such initiatives would remain beyond the COVID 19 lockdown.
“We call on our people, especially commuters, to sanitize all the time, cover their mouths when they cough and sneeze so that chances of contamination can be reduced,” said Bahula.
Lemson Moropjane, MLM Communications Manager, said the COVID-19 team further visited several local businesses to monitor compliance to the regulations as presented by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Two local spaza shops were closed down due to non compliance.
Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, on Monday evening announced that the country had 3300 COVID-19 confirmed cases with 142 new cases.
Mkhize confirmed that the total number of deaths that evening were at 58 with four new cases and that the number of those recovered were 1055 with confirmed 165 new cases.