STATEMENT BY UMDONI MUNICIPALITY:
Umdoni Municipality has recorded another positive case of COVID-19 which has affected all employees in the Refuse Collection and Verge Maintenance Sections.
As per the norm, normal stringent testing protocols will be undertaken where all employees of these sections that are above 60 years, those who have underlying health conditions and those displaying symptoms of this virus will be tested.
In an effort to ensure minimal disturbance of services, special arrangements shall be made to carry out functions of these sections which include, street sweeping, litter picking and verge maintenance whilst the affected staff undergo the 14-day quarantine period.
The public is advised that we will experience challenges in the implementation of these services during this period and residents’ patience and understanding is highly urged while the municipality continues to ensure there is a balance between the provision of services and safeguarding the well-being of employees.
The municipality will try its level best to curtail any inconvenience to the community as a result of this unprecedented interruption of municipal services.
Umdoni municipality continues to sharpen its endeavors of combating the surge of COVID-19 infections among workers.