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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Library services regret to inform its NMBM community that its e-newspaper and
e-magazine service is suspended with immediate effect until further notice due to
technical and administrative challenges. The Library service is doing its
best to restore normal services. We are hoping to have resolved our challenges
within a month.
our users may still access the e-book and audiobook service (Overdrive) by
going through the municipal website or via downloading the Libby app.
for e-books and audiobooks send an email email@example.com
sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Director – NMBM Libraries
Published: 20 Jan 2021, Resolved: 21 Jan 2021RESOLVED
CALL CENTRE DOWN DUE TO POWER OUTAGE AFFECTING DITCHLING SUBSTATION.
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality would like to inform residents and businesses that the service delivery call centre is down due the power outage affecting Ditchling substation.
Consumers can submit complaints via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Municipality would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused.
Published: 20 Jan 2021, Resolved: 21 Jan 2021RESOLVED
Large parts of Nelson Mandela Bay affected by power failure.
Areas affected include:
Blue Horizon Bay
Response teams attending to restoration of supply. No timeframe available.
We apologise for the inconvenience
Published: 16 Jan 2021, Resolved: 17 Jan 2021RESOLVED
WATER DISRUPTION: WALMER PARK & SURROUNDS
16 January 2021
The Municipality would like to inform residents that a second burst occurred this morning at Victoria Park School area, on Airport 525mm diameter water main. The following areas are affected:
3. South End
4. Forest Hill
5. Humewood and parts of Summerstrand, mainly below 2nd Avenue.
Repairs are currently still ongoing. The team has been on site since last night.
In the interim, water tankers remain stationed at the following locations:
1) 6th Avenue Mall, Walmer
2) 1st Avenue Spar, Walmer
3)Caltex garage, Forest Hill
4) Spar Humerail
5) Caltex garage next to Boardwalk.
The inconvenience caused is regretted.
Published: 14 Jan 2021, Resolved: 19 Jan 2021RESOLVED
Stage 2 load-shedding
Schedule for Monday, 18 January
08H00-10H30: Groups 12,17 10H00-12H30: Groups 13,18; 12H00-14H30: Groups 14,19; 14H00-16H30: Groups 15,1; 16H00-18H30: Groups 16, 2 18H00-20H30: Groups 17, 3; 20H00-22H30: Group 18, 4; 22H00-23H30: Group 19, 5
Click here to go to the load-shedding page
Published: 09 Jan 2021, Resolved: 11 Jan 2021RESOLVED
libraries after the Christmas Closure
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Library Service will re-open
on the 11 Jan and continue receiving of library materials. Libraries will
receive library materials from 09h00 until 15h30 on Monday to Thursday and
09h00 – 13h30 on Fridays
Walmer Library will
receive library materials on alternate days every week, i.e. Monday, Wednesday
and Friday. Monday and Wednesday both
libraries will open for receipt of library materials from 09h00 until 15h30;
and 09h00 – 13h30 on Fridays.
North End and Algoa
Park Library will receive library materials daily from 8h30 – 12h30
Library materials will be accepted at the entrance of each
library for quarantining. Library
patrons will not be allowed inside the library.
Patrons will be offered a “call and collect” service for library
materials they wish to borrow.
All public are advised that masks must be worn at all times
and they will be required to have their temperatures taken and complete a
contact tracing register.
All libraries will be open for this service with the
exception of Allanridge, Chatty, Kwamagxaki, and Motherwell Libraries due to
All patrons are encouraged to use the NMBM online platform,
Libby, or through the Overdrive website @ http://nmbm.lib.overdrive.com
to borrow library materials