The second wave of the COVID-19 virus has engulfed most parts of South Africa, and numbers are surging day by day. The government has declared some parts of the country as hotspot districts due to the high numbers of infections in those areas. iSimangaliso Wetland Park falls within Umkhanyakude District, which has not been declared as a hotspot, and as such the following conditions will apply in accordance with clause 36.10 (a), (b) and 12 of the regulations:
iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority remains committed to playing its part in minimising the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus, and will do everything possible to curb the spread of the virus. Since the outbreak of the virus, iSimangaliso has partnered with various companies and organisations in alleviating the plight of destitute families around the Park by delivering food parcels and PPEs, and conducting awareness raising and education in communities. The latest campaign is currently being rolled out in partnership with the UNDP, and thousands of PPEs have been distributed to all thirteen traditional councils both within and surrounding the Park.
The Park Management wishes to thank all the visitors and communities who have displayed discipline and complied with the regulations during this festive season. It is through exercising such levels of restraint that together we can contain and eventually topple the corona virus.
Wish you a safe and happy new year!
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