The Limpopo Provincial Command Council (PCC) notes with great concern that 84 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the province with a record of 577 active cases in the past 24 hours. As of October 7, 2020, the number of people infected with the virus in the province increased to 15,670.
The number include 1,218 infected health workers, 1,202 recoveries and seven deaths.
So far, 415 people died in Limpopo since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March this year.
The Provincial PCC held a virtual fortnight meeting, chaired by MEC Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure, Namane Dickson Masemola on October 6, to assess progress in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
“The PCC warns everyone against complacent and disobeying COVID-19 precautions. To prevent virus resuscitation, we wear masks, wash hands or disinfect and maintain social distancing at all costs”, Limpopo Premier Chupu Mathabahta said in a statement, adding that the Command Council notes with concern the increasing number of people being infected with the virus.
Mathabatha said PCC is encouraged by the attendance of leaners and teachers at schools across the province.
“Leaners granted concession to study at home because of comorbidities continue to receive teachers support.”
Mathabatha condemned fighting at schools, saying flies in the ointment is violence which sometimes claim the lives of other leaners.
“The PCC condemns this heinous act with the contempt they deserve, and urges all provincial citizens to join forces with law enforcement agencies to bring perpetrators to book,” Mathabatha said.