Mpumalanga municipalities have been instructed to start preparing mass graves in case the province is hit by deaths related to Covid-19.
Mandla Msibi, MEC for coporative governance and traditional affairs in Mpumalanga said due to “the fact” that people are not adhering to the lockdown regulations and flooding streets and towns, the province might experience what the likes of Wuhan in China and Italy experienced.
“As the provincial command team, we have instructed our 17 municipalities to start preparing land for mass graves. This thing is spreading like a wild fire, we are anticipating worse situations...” said Msibi.
Msibi said there would be graves for only Covid-19 deaths
“Like June, July, we believe that will be the peak for this virus that is why we fear for the worst. Remember, we are screening and testing people in all houses. Ordinarily, we have to screen and test people, but we are doing screening only. But we have identified Nkomazi for testing straight, that is why Nkomazi is the most affected area which means we are testing people,” said Msibi.
The Nkomazi municipality in Malalane have the biggest number of Covid-19 infections in the province.