Capetonians do not listen and do not follow the Covid-19 protocol at a safe distance in certain parts of the Cape Town metro.
Zahid Badroodien, mayoral committee member for community services and health, said Monday with nearly 1,500 people in the Western Cape already dead from Covid-19 and more than 50,000 positive cases in the province, he wants to ask people again doing their part to be safe.
Badroodien says the Cape Town metro is concerned that the Covid-19 protocol is not being complied with in certain parts of Cape Town.
In particular, people do not keep safe distances at malls and smaller stores, nor in the queues in which they stand to receive social grants.
According to Badroodien, reports from metro officials show that taxi drivers do not obey the regulations and load their taxis full of people.
“We need to get to the point where every single one of us is facing the pandemic with the necessary seriousness. The increasing number of people infected should make people realize they have to do their part. But that is clearly not the case in far too many of our communities, ”Badroodien says.
He says the Cape Town metro has filled 200 health care contract posts in earnest over the last few months to boost the number of workers at clinics and also created extra facilities at the clinics to handle the number of Covid-19 cases .
In addition, 490 additional temporary jobs were created to educate people about the virus so that they could inform community residents about the dangers of Covid-19.
“We are a metro that cares for the people of Cape Town and does everything possible to help, but it is everyone’s responsibility to stay safe and try to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” Badroodien says.