Kraaifontein SAPS, along with the Department of Health and the Kraaifontein Community Development Forum, distributed 1000 cloth masks to the Scottsville community on Friday in anticipation of the dreaded second wave of Covid-19.
This as Premier Alan Winde cautioned against the spreading of fake news about the pandemic.
On Friday, Winde said he is aware of bogus messages being shared on social media which claim that Covid-19 numbers are increasing again in the province or at certain hospitals.
“This is fake news and I call on residents not to share it,” Winde said.
New Covid-19 infections, deaths and hospitalisations continue to decline in the Western Cape, he said.
The province continues to record an average test positivity rate below 10%, while Covid-19 admissions currently make up just 5% of our total hospital admissions in the province.
A total of 528 people are in hospital, with 116 of these in ICU or high care.
“We must, however, remain vigilant until such time as a vaccine is found and widely available."
During the door-to-door campaign in Scottsville, the community was informed about the importance of wearing masks, social distancing, and regularly washing their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use sanitiser.
Colonel Mnonopeli Magabiyane, the acting station commissioner of Kraaifontein SAPS, warned mense to comply with lockdown regulations “since the police will not hesitate to enforce them to protect, create and ensure a safer environment for the community”.