Tshwane services will continue during lockdown - administrator

Tshwane services will continue during lockdown - administrator

The City of Tshwane's newly appointed administrator Mpho Nawa has assured residents that the delivery of essential services will continue during the 21-day nationwide lockdown.

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Nawa briefed the media alongside his team on Thursday.


"Core services such as electricity, water, sanitation and, waste removal and others will continue with minimal interruption. We will be able to increase the delivery of these services in hot-spot areas such as informal settlements,” he said.


Parks, libraries and other public areas will be locked down, while supermarkets and pharmacies will remain open as per government’s directive. 


The administration team also says it is ready to deal with any spread of Covid-19 in Tshwane, especially in the hot-spot areas.


"Our plan identifies all the high-risk informal settlements and it also identifies measures of what should happen should the virus spread in our informal settlements. We also have an evacuation plan if there is a need to evacuate or isolate people. All those measures are in place and the areas have been identified we are just waiting to see how this will work out because we don't know what is going to happen," said emergency services head Moshema Mosia.


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