GEORGE NEWS & VIDEOS - The Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) on Tuesday continued with their efforts to sanitise and decontaminate various areas in the Garden Route district.
Taxis at the Thembalethu taxi rank were first to be sanitised, followed by a large section of the informal settlement in Zone 9. GRDM launched the project on 1 April.
In an earlier statement, GRDM said that due to the risk of the coronavirus remaining on frequently used surfaces, it is important to decontaminate areas where a large number of feet pass through.
These include communal toilets, taps and door handles.
The executive manager of community services, Clive Africa, said that they started implementing a practical sanitation plan for high risk areas and certain items, and will ensure that it is repeated when necessary.
"The decontamination action will be directed to private and public places, including communal and public toilets, taxi ranks and marketplaces, sidewalks, municipal properties, state-owned properties, private properties, and camping sites," he said.
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Training of personnel regarding decontamination of private and public places took place in George, Hessequa, Kanna-land, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Bitou and Oudtshoorn.
The first group of volunteers, Christo Theron of Firstcare Wildfire Support (FWS) and his team, joined firefighters during Tuesday's visit to Thembalethu. They previously underwent training at the district municipality.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Deon Stoffels, project coordinator, on 083 941 1994.
A big thank you to Lt.Col. Eric Julies from the Thembalethu Police Station, and Quinton Williams from Provincial Traffic who assisted the team from GRDM on Tuesday. Residents and taxi drivers were grateful and praised the GRDM team for their efforts.
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