GROBLERSDAL – Sekhukhune District COVID-19 Command Council (DCC) proclaimed during its virtual meeting on Tuesday, 25 August 2020, that the identification of COVID-19 referral s and proper treatment of symptoms could decrease the number of infections.
On a substantial note from the DCC’s proclamations, Sekhukhune District Municipality (SDM) ‘s Executive Mayor, Stanley Ramaila, who chairs the council, said that substantiated the clarion call by government towards the responsibility that it was now “in the hands of every individual”.
On 25 August 2020, the district municipality stood a total number of 2295 COVID-19 cases with 198 active cases, 2069 recoveries and 28 deaths.
Ramaila said the message was simply: “Do it for yourself and those close to you and not for fear of government”.
“It has been proven that wearing of face-masks, social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing can prevent the surge of coronavirus’ spread,” advised Ramaila.
The council further scrutinized the readiness of schools as they reopened for more grades on Monday, 24 August 2020, and moved that there was a need for COVID-19 safety regulations adherence and providence of counseling were necessary.
The council further expressed sadness over the passing of the senior leader traditional leader, Mamohlamonyane Mathebe of the Mathebe Traditional Authority in Ntwane Village in Moutse area outside Groblersdal.