High level medics to be sent to Sekhukhune for monitoring in the wake of rampant COVID-19 infections

SEKHUKHUNE – With Sekhukhune being one of the three with Capricorn and Waterberg districts as having high COVID-19 cases in Limpopo, the Provincial Command Council has decided to send a high level medical team including Cuban cadres to monitor the area closely.

During a virtual briefing of the media on Thursday, 21 May 2020, to report on the outcomes of the recent command council meeting, Limpopo Premier Chupu Mathabatha, Chairperson of the provincial command council, said the council had expressed itself on the mining situation, of which Sekhukhune had become the new epicenter because of the high COVID-19 infection rate, which almost doubled in one week.

Mathabatha said the council had instructed that everybody who worked in the mines ought to be screened and tested, and have compulsory quarantine, or the said mine plant should be closed with immediate effect.

“After meeting with Minerals and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, the mining houses and the mining regulatory regime last Sunday, it became apparent that we have a lot of ground to cover if we want to save the lives of our people,” said Mathabatha.

The Limpopo Command Council Chairperson said a technical team, comprising MECs for health, LEDET, public works, treasury, director generals and respective head of departments, the mineral department and CEO of mining houses, had been formed and would meet on Thursdays to map a way forward.

“The provincial infection rate has peaked up to 94 by last night, still with three deaths. Sekhukhune, Capricorn and Waterberg districts remain highest. The total tests done so far in the province are at 10 600 whereas screening is at more than 4million up to now,” said Mathabatha on Thursday as he reported on the outcomes of the command council meeting which was held on Wednesday..

The Premier said they were concerned about Sekhukhune district and had sent a high level medical team including the Cuban cadres to monitor the area closely.

Thapelo Motseo

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