A whole town is under quarantine in South Africa, which is in the throes of the Covid-19 pandemic third wave.
At least 30 people in Kliprand – a tiny town of about 200 residents – have tested positive. Three residents have succumbed to the deadly virus.
All the shops and businesses have closed in Kliprand, which is situated in the Matzikamma municipality, Western Cape.
The SABC is reporting that the town is “under quarantine after about 10 percent of the population tested positive for the coronavirus.
“It’s estimated that half of the households have an active Covid-19 case.”
School principal, Arrie Cloete, sounded the alarm and pleaded: “If there’s anyone outside who can help us with any resources … anything … you’re welcome”.
He said community members were living in fear after the town recorded 30 Covid-19 cases in just three days.
“They do not know what will happen tomorrow”.
South Africa has seen a surge of confirmed daily Covid-19 cases.
The latest daily count recorded more than 10 500 new cases.
Some two million people have been vaccinated so far, but the government wants to rump up the rollout.