Jul 26, 2021

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Cape Town: Nearly 500 burials in ONE week, City says ‘alternatives’ may need to be considered

The city of Cape Town says the fact that nearly 500 burials have been recorded in the past week is a powerful reminder of the need for further vigilance amid the third wave of COVID-19.

According to one Statement sent on Tuesday, July 20th, the number of burials in the city’s cemeteries has gradually increased in recent weeks. From just over 300 in a week towards the end of June, the number of burials in the last week was recorded at 483.

CEMETERY THAT CAN BE CROSSED BUT ALTERNATIVES TO FUNERAL MUST BE CONSIDERED

The City Mayors Committee for Community Services and Health Councilor Zahid Badroodien said Cape Town’s cemeteries are now able to handle increased demand, but that doesn’t mean nothing can be done.

Badroodien said residents are urged To take this into account, burials on weekdays and, if possible, consider alternatives to burials.

“We are renewing our appeal to residents to encourage burials Consider days of the week and, if possible, consider alternatives to burial r also ask funeral organizers to observe the current regulations regarding the number of visitors and the time allowed in the cemetery, ”said Badroodien.

IMPORTANCE OF NON-COMPLIANCE WITH RULES AT FUNERALS

In the past few weeks the city’s environmental health professionals have been concerned about non-compliance with Funerals Voiced – Funeral Compliance.

“This third wave is proving to be devastating, even though we know how difficult it is today To organize funerals we live in, I appeal to the public to keep an eye on personal safety and health protocols at all times, ”said Badroodien.

“The city also reminds residents that Friedho fsvisits are currently not allowed. While the memorial work can continue if the appropriate permits are obtained, unveiling ceremonies cannot take place until further notice, ”he added.

Last week the cemetery had Klip Road in Grassy Park Park 151 burials, Maitland had 126 and Welmoed Cemetery 76.

The Maitland crematorium enabled 89 cremations and 48 cremations were transferred to the private crematorium in Durbanville, as one of the crematoriums in Maitland is closed for maintenance. < / p>

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