DCC has in its weekly meeting on 19 January undertook to double its efforts to help reduce infections in the District through various mechaniams and strategies.
The DCC therefore took the following resolutions.
●Investigate the possibility of having volunteers to help monitor funeral compliance especially in rural areas.
● Under take a vigorous deep cleaning, disinfection and fumigation programme to taxi ranks, traditional authorities offices and municipal offices.
●Expand the monitoring of funerals at rural areas to include head men, indunas and grave diggers (diphiri).
●Progress on procurement of tanker trucks be a permanent item in Council until it is concluded.
●Maintenance and operation of water provision remain necessary in the fight against the pandemic.
●Identify hot spot areas and increase awareness campains.
●Need to emphasis the message to everyone to avoid attending funerals at all cost unless necessary to do so.
●Executive Mayors and mayors to communicate a common message which will be owned and adhered to by all stakeholders including funeral parlours through community radio stations.
●Meeting with funeral parlours be organised to craft the same message.
●Progress report on compliance with Covid 19 regulations by the taxi industry.
●Establish if isolation sites could still be made available during this second wave alert level 3.
●Monitor caterings at funerals to comply with alert level 3.
●Need to ensure that Eskom energise the transformers for water provision and also participate in Council meeting.
●Get more information of the vaccine process and its implementation plan.
Progress on these will be provided in the next meeting.