Index Statement on the SBDM DCC Meeting Held on 06 August 2020
Date Added: 06 August 2020


Statement on the SBDM DCC Meeting Held on 06 August 2020


COVID-19

The members of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality’s (SBDM) District Command Council (DCC) noted a decrease in the number of new infections in the past week. Despite this the members of the DCC were saddened by the passing of 36 community members due to Covid-19, in the past two weeks. The Executive Mayor of SBDM, Cllr Khunjuzwa Kekana said that “we need to continue being vigilant in every place we go. If we continue to follow the basic hygiene practices we can beat this virus. Currently we have a recovery rate of 86%, this is encouraging but we cannot rest until we have a 100% recovery rate and no new infections”. 

The current total cases for SBDM is 5328 with a total of 4599 recoveries and 603 active cases. The breakdown per local municipality is as follows:

 

Local Municipality

Total Cases

Recoveries

Deaths

Total Active Cases

Blue Crane Route Municipality

822

736

11

75

Dr Beyers Naudѐ Municipality

570

465

20

85

Kouga

Municipality

1295

1066

28

201

Koukamma Municipality

136

118

5

13

Makana Municipality

1051

919

11

121

Ndlambe Municipality

819

712

13

94

Sundays River Valley Municipality

635

583

38

14

 

If you are unsure and think that you might have contracted Covid-19, please dial *134*832# or send ‘Check’ to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. For more information community members can contact the Covid-19 24hr hotline number: 0800 029 999 or the Covid19 WhatsApp number: 0600 123 456.

Social Grant Payment Dates

The Sarah Baartman District Municipality had 67 Disaster Management Volunteers assisting with queue-marshaling during the social grant payment dates this week. The queue-marshals are vital in trying to maintain social distances and other hygiene practices during payment dates.

Tourism

The Sarah Baartman District is home to the ‘seven wonders’ which are tourist attractions across the seven local municipalities in the district. The SBDM would like to bring the following to the attention of community members in terms of tourism:

 

 

The SBDM thanks the ECPTA for their continued support during this period, as well as local tourism offices which have been vital in providing communication and guidance to establishments in the local municipalities.

 

Messages of support and condolences