Covid-19 hit hard Sekhukhune


On Wednesday South Africa has marked 104 days in nationwide lockdown under level three. These levels were designed to ease lockdown. Many sectors have granted permission to operate under this level.

One would say level three brought nothing but double spike of new cases of covid-19 particularly in rural area.

Since the resume operations in the mines under Fetakgomo Tubatse local municipality, Sekhukhune have reported new numerous cases across its four local municipalities. New first case of covid-19 in Sekhukhune was reported in the mine.

Recently the Nebo traffic station has also temporarily closed for decontamination due to a reported covid-19 case. Staff member who tested positive is in self-isolation for 14 days. The station will remain closed until disinfection and precautionary measures are concluded 

Meanwhile Bedford view primary school in Lebowakgomo, Zone A has closed with immediate effect after two educators tested positive for covid-19 pandemic.

Lately last week, at Mashabela proberin clinic it was suspected that staff member tested positive for covid-19.

On Monday the operation was unusual at the clinic with one nurse doing ups and downs. Security personnel at the gate confirmed that last week operation was suspended for one day.

People who went to the clinic on Monday said they waited outside the building with no one checking them. Some went for check-ups and other went to collect their medications.

Sekhukhune command council led by Stan Ramaila cautions the public about the rapid increase in covid-19 infections. Statistics shows that Makhuduthamaga and Elias Motsoaledi local municipalities acquired increasing infection rate of covid-19.

Ramaila promised to work closely with church leaders and traditional leaders to ensure that all precautionary measures are observed.

“Health authorities are painting a frightening picture of what lay ahead of us in the coming weeks. People must do everything humanly possible to protect themselves and their loved ones by taking the risks posed by this virus seriously,” said Ramaila

“Another problem big problem is with regard to funerals. We are aware that people increasingly revert to the old ways of attending funerals in masses, and we have agreed that municipalities must ensure there’s compliance with the 50 persons limit by intensifying monitoring of funerals,” he said

As off July 7, statistics in Sekhukhune across its municipalities were as follows. FetakgomoTubatse with 76 cases, Elias Motsoaledi with 73, followed by Makhuduthamaga with 50 and Ephraim Mogale with only 13 cases of covid-19  

Thapelo Motseo

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