COVID-19: NGOs disinfect Khayelitsha

A widespread disinfection project took place in Khayelitsha on Thursday. It involved the sanitization of schools, informal dwellings, the clinic and police station. Courtesy of #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - A widespread disinfection project took place in Khayelitsha on Thursday.

It involved the sanitisation of schools, informal dwellings, the clinic and police station.

The trial project is set to run for seven days and is a bid to curb COVID-19 infections in the township.

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Khayelitsha is one of the townships that has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections in the province. 

A Cape Town-based company is now stepping in to help this community. 

“We have now come to respond to the president’s request to save lives in the poorest of the poorest communities and that’s our initial objective,” said Ronnie Pillay of Disinfect Now.

READ: Khayelitsha first township in WC to report COVID-19 case

Local leaders say it goes a long way to making people’s lives easier.

Community members say they appreciate the gesture as they don’t have enough resources to keep safe.

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