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MEDIA STATEMENT

MEDIA STATEMENT
14 JUNE 2020
ENGCOBO LOCAL MUNICIPAL MAYOR RECOVERS FROM COVID 19
Cllr Siyabulela Zangqa , the Mayor of Engcobo Local Municipality has recovered from Covid 19. This has been scientifically proven by the results of the re- testing conducted on the 10/06/2020. Having completed the self Isolation period, the Mayor went for another test so as to be sure of his status before he joins the Ngcobo Community he leads. Now he is ready tomorrow to resume his responsibilities.
Engcobo LM has been hit hard by this pandemic, as it has 3 Councilors tested positive and 15 employees tested positive. All the reported contacts have been traced and tested. The Municipality has arranged the testing of 100 employees and ten of those employees tested positive. The other 5 from the 15 employees went for private Lab testing. The Municipality has got one recovery. All those those tested positive are in self Isolation, some at home and others in hospital. The Municipality has opened all its Offices as fumigation of Offices and testing of employees have been done.
To those that are still trapped by this Virus, the Municipality wishes to say, positive attitude and adherence to medical measures for self Isolation will make you overcome it.
The Institution and the Mayor thank the entire Ngcobo Community and stakeholders for the valuable support recieved since the outbreak of the Virus in the Municipality.
To the community at large, please continue to stay at home, wear masks, keep the social distance and periodical sanitise yourselves. Together we can work to flatten the Curve of the spread.
From. Municipal Communications Unit.
Sivuyile Myeko- Manager Communications 0716758344

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