District Six meetings cancelled due to Covid-19

The City of Cape Town has cancelled a series of public meetings that were due to take place with the District Six community this week due to the Coronavirus.

This follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on Sunday March 15 to prohibit public meetings of a 100 people or more, in an effort to contain the spreading of the disease.

The cancelled meetings would have been on Wednesday March 18 on the corner of Hanover and Russell Streets in District Six and on Saturday March 21 the Cape Town Civic Centre.

Mayoral committee member for spatial planning and environment, Marian Nieuwoudt, said: “The City will inform residents and the community of District Six once we are ready to host these meetings. For now, all of our efforts must be focused on containing the Coronavirus.”

A total of 62 people have tested positive for Coronavirus. People are advised to thoroughly wash their hands with soap for at least 20 seconds and not to hold hands with other people in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus.