The Mangaung Metro Municipality (MMM) Acting Executive Mayor, Lebohang Masoetsa, has emphasised the importance of staying at home to help contain the spread of the virus.
This comes after the recent communique by National Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, that South Africa has detected its first cases of a Coronavirus variant, initially identified in India, adding a highly infectious mutation of the Covid-19 virus just when some parts of the country are picking up early signs of a third wave of infections.
The MMM urges communities to continue observing the Covid-19 safety regulations.
According to Masoetsa, they are going to continue to give support to their employees through screening and engaging their counterparts in the province to assist with testing. “Our Occupational Health officers will assist in monitoring all Covid-19 cases to assist management in making informed decisions.”
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), adhering to the normal health protocols remains the best method of combating the virus, which includes the following:
- Wearing a face mask in public
- Maintaining social distancing
- Hand-washing or sanitizing
- Covering one’s mouth when sneezing and coughing
Compiled by Sazly Hartzenberg