The City of Cape Town is concerned that COVID-19 vigilance is taking a backseat.

The municipality is concerned about the number of people who are going about their business in public without masks.

Crowd management in shops, malls and other public amenities has also been flagged by City officials.

The City says Capetonians worked very hard to overcome the peak of the pandemic so that we could start focusing on rebuilding lives, communities and the economy.

Mayoral Committee Member for  Health, Zahid Badroodien adds that all of this hard work will be undermined if we drop our collective guard.

“While the COVID caseload and related fatalities have decreased significantly in the past month, we cannot change our behaviour.

I hear far too many anecdotes about the pandemic being a thing of the past – this is not true, particularly if one looks at the many countries where lockdowns have had to be reintroduced as a result of a second wave of infections”.