Hard lockdown could be an answer to increasing NMBM Covid-19 stats
Published: October 29, 2020 << BACK TO NEWS
COVID-19 active infections in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality have increased to 1707 as at Wednesday, 28 October 2020.
The alarming increase has raised concerns with Acting Mayor Councillor Thsonono Buyeye warning residents that if the second wave gets out of control, stricter measures will need to be taken in order to save lives.
"A harder lockdown is not ideal but to save lives, the option might need to be explored again as the numbers are increasing rapidly. In just one day this week, we had close to 400 new infections. Unfortunately, the infections go with deaths and we have seen even the deaths in the country have surpassed the 19 000 mark.”
"The only reason we are battling a second wave now is due to non-compliance. People are not complying; in businesses, restaurants and social gatherings, they have thrown away their masks thinking that the virus is over. We are not happy at all with the current picture. We are warning residents that the second wave could be more deadly than the first wave if they do not change their ways.”
The City’s hotspots remain Motherwell with 277 cases, Uitenhage follows with 175, KwaNobuhle has 86 and KwaZakhele has recorded 91 cases.
NMBM Disaster Management Chairperson Shane Brown said behavioural change was needed now more than ever as we are heading towards the festive season.
"We would like to warn our residents that should the numbers continue to rise, President Cyril Ramaphosa will have no choice but to enforce stricter measures. The last thing we need is to lose control of the virus. We are fast approaching 2000 active cases now and it is because we have shockingly recorded close to 400 new infections on Wednesday alone.”
"People are infecting each other, we are heading towards the festive season and all around the world no one has experience on how to deal with this virus during the festive season. During the last festive season, it was only China that had COVID-19 cases. We are faced with a crisis. We urge residents to stick to the regulations. Restaurants, shopping centres and businesses are not complying, we have engaged them and we will continue to preach compliance messages as this virus is better managed through preventative measures. The law enforcement agencies will also continue to enforce the law.”
Issued by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Communications Office.
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Published: 27 Jun 2022 CURRENT
SHUTDOWN BY ESKOM MAY CAUSE WATER DISRUPTIONS IN PARTS OF THE METRO.
The Municipality wishes to inform residents that on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, a 6-hour shutdown will be required by Eskom to conduct critical work on their infrastructure. Unfortunately, this will affect the operations of the Nooitgedagt Water Treatment Works.
Eskom is fully aware of the critical drought situation and will therefore commit all available resources to ensure the shutdown duration is kept to a minimum.
The majority of the Metro's water is supplied from this treatment plant and although not anticipated, water disruptions may occur should storage be depleted before water supply is restored.
Residents are requested to use water for essential purposes only during the shutdown to preserve the storage. We also ask residents not to stockpile water.
The following areas may be affected:
2.Francis Evatt Park
5.Parsonsvlei / Westbrook
13.Parts of Schauderville
16.Parts of Lorraine
17.Parts of Theescombe
Further updates will be provided throughout the day.
We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused.
Published: 27 Jun 2022 CURRENT
UPDATE ON PLANNED SHUTDOWNS THAT MAY CAUSE WATER DISRUPTIONS IN PARTS OF THE CITY.
The Municipality wishes to update residents on the shutdown planned for this week in the following reservoir zone.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022.
The areas affected include:
2. Holland Park
3. Steytler Township
7. Neave Industrial
8. Part of New Brighton
These areas fall within Wards 7, 10, 11, 14 and 15.
The above planned shutdown is essential to the integration of groundwater supply into this reservoir and will allow for the installation of critical outlet valves and meters.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to use water sparingly during this time period.
Published: 22 Jun 2022 CURRENT
FAKE NEWS REGARDING WATER OUTAGES
The municipality wishes to inform residents that fake messages regarding total water outages in the Metro tomorrow have gone viral on social media.
These messages are not true. We condemn the spread of fake news.
All our reservoirs have enough water and apart from Impofu, all other treatment plants are running.
Residents are encouraged to use water sparingly and not stockpile water, as this puts an additional strain on the supply system.
Published: 22 Jun 2022 CURRENT
UPDATE ON EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN REQUIRED FOR SCHOENMAKERSKOP PUMP STATION & CHURCHILL PIPELINE.
All leaks on the pipeline have been successfully repaired however, a mechanical failure of a pump at Emerald Hill occurred when it was recommissioned.
Repair teams are assessing the damage and will execute repairs accordingly. The pump station is currently still able to supply approximately 75% of the zones normal demand.
If residents reduce their demand to 50 litres per person per day, disruptions should not be experienced.