Statement from the Sarah Baartman District Municipality Joins Operations Committee (JOC) meeting held on July 2
During the Sarah Baartman District Town’s (SBDM) JOC meeting today, issue was raised about the increase in the infection rate across the district. The existing overall cases for SBDM are 1,354 with an overall of 41 deaths.
The breakdown per regional town of total cases is as follows:
- Koukamma Town: 12
- Blue Crane Route Municipality: 89
- Ndlambe Municipality: 99
- Dr Beyers Naudѐ Municipality: 111
- Makana Town: 294
- Kouga Municipality: 350
- Sundays River Valley Municipality: 399
The increased infection rate due to the winter is further worsened by neighborhood members who are not sticking to the security protocols and lockdown level 3 policies. Community members are requested to follow following preventative standards:
- Wash your hands routinely with soap or an alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Prevent close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a bent elbow or a tissue.
- Tidy and sanitize regularly touched things and surfaces.
To find out more neighborhood members can call the Covid-1924 hour hotline number: 0800 029 999 or the Covid-19 WhatsApp number: 0600 123 456.
Grant pay-out dates
The SASSA grant pay-outs will begin tomorrow, July 3, for the older person grant and impairment grant.
The town advises neighborhood members to consume alcohol properly and to report any liquor outlet that is contravening the trading hours or any other guidelines. Liquor-related problems can be reported to the Eastern Cape Liquor Board on the toll totally free number: 080-000-0420 or WhatsApp number: 076-403-6223
Messages of support
- The SBDM wishes to extend its condolences to the households of those who have actually lost enjoyed ones due to Covid-19
- The SBDM thanks health workers for their altruism in helping in the fight versus Covid19 The SBDM also wishes to encourage every neighborhood member to join the Eastern Cape’s provincial campaign to take a minute every day, in between 6am– 7am and 6pm– 7pm, to clap hands, blow a vuvuzela or beat the drums to thank health employees.