After nearly 350 people in Mossel Bay tested positive for the coronavirus in one week, the municipality once again asked communities to strictly adhere to preventative measures.
The Western Cape Department of Health is screening again in various communities this week and the municipality is asking the community to give their full co-operation.
Screening will be done in the vicinity of the Eyethu clinic on Tuesday, it will be the turn of the Alma area on Wednesday, the Herbertsdale area on Thursday and Brandwag / Riemvasmaak on Friday, according to a statement.
According to the municipality, the confirmed cases of the coronavirus are increasing sharply in the greater Mossel Bay area.
On July 5, Mossel Bay had 263 positive cases, with 100 people already recovering.
A week later, on July 12, the number of confirmed positive cases was 558, of which 213 people have already recovered.
Teen Monday 13th July 612 had already been confirmed there, with 215 people already recovering it.
According to the municipality, the sharp rise in positive cases is causing service delivery to be affected. The municipality had to close the Ruiterbos library, which was to reopen on Monday, for disinfection. The library reopens on Wednesday.
The D’Almeida Clinic was also closed by the Western Cape Department of Health on Monday. The clinic reopened Tuesday.
Furthermore, Mossel Bay tourism’s offices were closed for disinfection from Tuesday. It reopens on July 21st.
According to the latest regulations for level 3 of the restriction, which was announced on Sunday, no one without a mask will have access to any municipal office.
According to the municipality, he is committed to good service delivery, but service delivery levels can only be maintained with the full cooperation of the community.