Declining Covid-19 infection rate welcomed

GROBLERSDAL –During its bi-weekly virtual meeting on Tuesday, 17 November 2020, the Sekhukhune District Covid-19 Command Council (DCC) heard that the number of Covid-19 cases stood at 15.

The DCC noted that since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, a total of 2748 people who tested positive for the virus in the district have since recovered. Sadly, 61 people have lost their lives due to Covid-19 complications.

While the council further noted and welcomed the fact that the district’s rate of infections was declining, it expressed sadness at the news that six people lost their lives due to Covid-19 related since the 30th of October 2020.

Sekhukhune District Municipality Executive Mayor, Stanley Ramaila, who chairs the DCC, said sent sincere condolences to families and friends of the compatriots who lost the battle against Covid-19.

Ramaila said the DCC embraced the decision by cabinet that from the 25th November 2020, all South Africans ought to observe five days of mourning for the compatriots who were the victims of Covid-19 and Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

“We remind all people of Sekhukhune to wear a black armband or other signs of mourning during this period,” said Ramaila.

The council reminded community members to continue to adhere to all health protocols as many people would be socializing during the upcoming festive season.

“We must keep in mind at all times that the fight against coronavirus will be won only if we protect ourselves and our loved ones as individuals,” said Ramaila.

Thapelo Motseo

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