The Thabo Mofutsanyana District and the Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality Head Offices in Phuthalitjhaba have taken steps to ensure that their facilities comply with government regulations to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus for the protection of the public.

Visitors and ratepayers have been assured that both the local municipality and the District Office in the Eastern Free State have been made adequate for occupational health and safety against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The District Environmental Health Services and Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality’s Fire and Emergency Services have embarked on the process to fumigate public areas in Maluti-a-Phofung. According to the District Spokesperson, Matefu Mokoena, this exercise has been undertaken to mitigate the spread of coronavirus in Maluti-a-Phofung.

“The decontamination process has been developed in accordance with the final environmental health disinfection guideline for COVID-19 and is targeted at the areas most used by the public such as hospitals, clinics, government offices, and places that are being utilized as homeless shelters,” Mr Mokoena explained.

Tshepo Motaung, District Environmental Health Practitioner, said the disinfection of public places is expected to be a continuous process and will also be done in other public places as a precautionary measure in the fight against the spread of Coronavirus.

He said public facilities should always be kept clean. “A clean environment plays an important role in infection prevention and control practices.

“Among other places that were visited and fumigated was the Makwane Youth Centre and the Department of Home Affairs Offices in Setsing and Harrismith, and all Police Stations and Health Clinics in Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality,” Mr Mmotaung said.