01June2020

MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE PREMIER OF THE NORTHERN CAPE, DR ZAMANI SAUL ON PROGRESS BY THE PROVINCIAL COVID19 COMMAND COUNCIL

The Northern Cape Provincial Government has spent the past week assessing readiness in terms of the lockdown implementation plan as we observed the first week of the countrywide lockdown. Various Members of the Executive Council have visited communities to assess compliance with the lockdown protocols and that especially grant payments run in an efficient manner with adherence to social distancing and practising safe hygiene.


MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE PREMIER OF THE NORTHERN CAPE, DR ZAMANI SAUL ON PROGRESS BY THE PROVINCIAL COVID19 COMMAND COUNCIL- Click here to read/download

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ZFM Environmental Health on Covid-19

Environmental health services (EHS) is a function of District and Metropolitan Municipalities in South Africa in terms of Section 32 (1) of the National Health Act 2003 (Act 61 of 2003), as amended and stipulates that “Every Metropolitan and District Municipality must ensure that appropriate municipal health services are effectively and equitably provided in their respective areas.”

The ZF Mgcawu District Municipality provides Environmental Health Services in the District and a part of their functions include the surveillance and prevention of communicable diseases, general hygiene monitoring, health surveillance of premises, disposal of the dead and water quality management.

The Environmental Health Unit at the ZF Mgcawu District has been actively involved in awareness campaigns specifically targeted at Covid-19 awareness and training of all stakeholders involved in the fight to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The following activities have taken place thus far:

ª      Training for Funeral Undertakers on the proper handling of deceased persons

ª      Environmental Health received training from NDOH on Contact Tracing

ª      Evaluating quarantine facilities across the District

ª      Water samples taken at identified locations to monitor water quality

ª      Distribution of pamphlets on physical distancing in public areas/ clinics and waiting areas

ª      Assessment of Taxi Ranks in various Municipal areas

ª      Evaluation of Homeless facilities (shelters)

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The ZFM District Environmental Health Unit are actively involved in all relevant rapid response team meetings and are an integral part of the District Health system. “Our fundamental task at this moment is to contain the spread of the disease”- President Cyril Ramaphosa

THE MINISTER OF COGTA ANNOUNCES AMENDMENTS TO THE COVID-19 REGULATIONS

In a quest to reinforce the national response and following extensive consultations with the Ministers responsible for the COVID-19 interventions and the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC), the Minister of COGTA, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has gazetted further amendments to the Regulations on the COVID-19 lockdown.

These amendments will enhance national integrated response measures while also clarifying the application of the regulations relating to government’s measures to reduce the risk of infection and curtail the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus while maintain the integrity of the lockdown.


Disaster Management Act, 2002: Amendment of Regulations issued in terms of Section 27 (2)- Click here to read/download


 

Message by President Cyril Ramaphosa on COVID-19 pandemic

President Cyril Ramaphosa has on Monday, 30 March 2020, addressed the nation on the measures currently being undertaken to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The address by the President follows a meeting of the National Command Council on Sunday, 29 March 2020, which assessed the efficacy of the national lockdown which came into effect on Thursday 26 March 2020.

 

Message by President Cyril Ramaphosa on COVID-19 pandemic- Click here to read/download


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