Kaunda missions to Glebelands Hostel to reinforce lockdown regulations

Kaunda missions to Glebelands Hostel to reinforce lockdown regulations

Hand sanitiser and pamphlets with important information about the coronavirus outbreak are being handed out to people at Umlazi's Glebelands Hostel, south of Durban.  

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Nushera Soodyal

eThekwini Mayor, Mxolisi Kaunda and other officials have embarked on a drive to educate some 2 000 people who live at the complex. 

Kaunda and members of the Durban Metro Police, South African Police Service and the army are on a hostel walkabout in Umlazi today. 

This is to ensure that our lockdown regulations are being adhered to. 

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The security check comes two days after the death of an Umlazi teacher who'd contracted COVID-19. 

The 45-year-old woman worked at Platt Drive Primary in Isipingo. 

Since her death, another teacher from the school tested positive for the coronavirus. 

A Grade 9 Umlazi pupil - who goes to another high school but was close to one of the teachers - has also tested positive. 

One of the teacher's family members has the virus. 

Kaunda's handed out sanitisers and bars of soap to residents. 

He's also informed community members about mass screening and testing that may take place in the area. 

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