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Hailing hygiene and health in vulnerable communities<p>The City of Cape Town’s Human Settlements Directorate in collaboration with City Health, Social Development, Safety and Security and Subcouncil 14 engaged the community in and around public housing facilities about COVID-19 care. </p><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/HS%20Gugulethu%203.jpg" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure><p>​​ The latest addition to the existing City awareness drives are loud hailing initiatives in key public housing areas as well as health and hygiene visits by the MyEstate mobile housing office. The City’s Disaster Risk Management teams also continue loud hailing initiatives across the metro. </p><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/HS%20Gugulethu%202.jpg" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure><p>​ ‘We must spare no effort to drive awareness in our very high risk communities. COVID-19 is real. Education and awareness could mean the difference between life and death. We are saying, look after yourself for the love of your family, of your neighbours and friends and community. Apart from the loud hailing messages, engagements have also been around how to make one’s own tippy tappy for hand washing, how to make one’s own bleach as a disinfectant and how one can self-isolate in a crowded space. </p></span></span><p>‘These awareness drives in hot spot areas, as well as in informal settlements, run alongside other interventions. For instance, enhanced COVID-19 cleansing at public housing facilities, such as Community Residential Units and hostels is being rolled out. This is part of the City’s broader programme to help residents stay as healthy as possible and to reduce the spread of COVID-19,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Malusi Booi.  </p><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img class="responsive" src="http://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Centre/HS%20Gugulethu%201.jpg" alt="" style="width:1069px;" /> </figure>​​Awareness drives will continue in key areas over the coming weeks. </span><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2020-06-17T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#0d8b7293-a214-43fa-80da-d843dd6f8e82;L0|#00d8b7293-a214-43fa-80da-d843dd6f8e82|human settlements;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#48f654cd-7b4e-4c3d-b217-82eeb9878b74;L0|#048f654cd-7b4e-4c3d-b217-82eeb9878b74|Public engagement1

 

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