Nelson Mandela Bay cautiously optimistic as average Covid-19 infection rate drops

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Nqaba Bhanga. Picture: Luvuyo Mehlwana
Nqaba Bhanga. Picture: Luvuyo Mehlwana

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Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor Nqaba Bhanga said he is cautiously optimistic as a slight decline in the average daily coronavirus infection rate is evident since the beginning of December. Between December 4 and 10 an average of 416 positive cases were recorded, and 227 between December 11 and 17.

“Although it is a good sign, it does not mean that we can now rest on our laurels as we are still firmly in the steely grip of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic," Mayor Bhanga said.

 

“However, we should applaud and show our gratitude towards those residents who diligently comply with the Covid-19 regulations currently in place, and encourage others to comply in the interest of the wellbeing of our fellow citizens."

“Please continue to wear your masks, wash your hands regularly with water and soap, sanitize and ensure physical distancing.“We are in this together and a decline in new infections is a step in the right direction to address the coronavirus scourge and lighten the load on our public health system."

Although it is a good sign, it does not mean that we can now rest on our laurels as we are still firmly in the steely grip of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor Nqaba Bhanga

“Our law enforcement personnel are out in full force on a daily basis to ensure compliance with the Disaster Management Act. Their tireless efforts should also be recognised as we enter a busy period of the year where not only coronavirus regulation enforcement, but road safety campaigns and general law enforcement are also priorities,” Nelson Mandela Bay currently has 2 058 active cases, 2 133 recorded deaths and 45 719 cumulative recoveries out of 49 910 positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic."

Follow the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Facebook page for regular updates.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality hosted a live webinar on Sunday December, 20 ensuring all residents and visitors of the Bay that all regulations are in place to flatten the curve and fight the pandemic, you can follow the progress on our Youtube Channel:

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Issued on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality by Media Management Officer Kupido Baron (082 780 2726 / 041 506 1500 / kbaron@mandelametro.gov.za / @kupidobaron).







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