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Mayor Takes Covid-19 Awareness Campaigns to Hostels and Informal Settlements MEDIA INVITE

Date: 2021-10-04 13:19:02

Mayor Takes Covid-19 Awareness Campaigns to Hostels and Informal Settlements MEDIA INVITE

01 April 2020

ETHEKWINI Municipality Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda will tomorrow visit Glebelands Hostel in uMlazi and Dakota Informal Settlements in Isiphingo to raise awareness about COVID-19 and urge residents to adhere to the lockdown regulations.The Mayor will also assess the level of implementation of the interventions the Municipality has put in place in these areas to curb the spread of the virus.
Since last week, the Municipality has taken a tough stance against the spread of the virus by implementing safety interventions at the City’s rental housing units, transit camps, informal settlements, mass care centres and Community Residential Units formally known as hostels.

Since the City began to implement stringent measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, bar soaps and sanitizers are being distributed to about 21 000 City’s formal housing units. The City has also fast-tracked the provision of water and other essential services in informal settlements.

“Since the lockdown was declared, we have been to hostels such as SJ Smith, Dalton, Thokoza, Klaarwater and KwaMakhutha. We have also been distributing cleaning material to in informal settlements, transit camps and mass care centres, where the remaining victims of storm disasters are being accommodated, said Kaunda. 
Mayor Kaunda invites members of the media to join him tomorrow as he takes the COVID-19 awareness campaign to hostels and informal settlements. 
Details are as follows:
Date: Thursday, 02 April 2020
Venue: Glebelands Hostel, uMlazi
Time: 09:00am
Mayor Kaunda will them proceed to:
Venue: Dakota Informal Settlement
Time: 10:30am
Issued by the Mayor’s Office. For more information, kindly contact Mluleki Mntungwa on 060 974 1140.