Richards Bay's homeless screened for virus symptoms

Richards Bay's homeless screened for virus symptoms

Nearly 100 homeless people in Richards Bay, eMpangeni and surrounds have been screened for symptoms of the new coronavirus.

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This is according to uMhlathuze Municipality - which says it's provided three facilities to house them during this lockdown period.

The City's spokesperson, Mdu Ncalane says the Empangeni and Veldenvlei Halls are accommodating men while women are staying at Bay Hall.

"Empangeni Hall, Veldenvlei Hall as well as Bay Hall, those halls since Monday are accommodating almost 100 homeless people."

"We are working with the Department of Social Development in KwaZulu-Natal in the region of King Cetshwayo who are also assisting with some few necessities such as food packages and all that."

"Some of the non-governmental organisations, for now, we have two of them which are also assisting, but there are some challenges as well with regards to numbers because they change on a daily basis. Some of them are withdrawing, and some of them are voluntarily coming to the facility."

Officials have again appealed to citizens to adhere to the national lockdown regulations aimed at helping the nation to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

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