Stampede at The Complex Undermines Efforts to Curtail the Spread of Coronavirus

Rapule Moiloa

As the month of April ended, many people are eager to access their grants and the writer witnessed many people queuing outside the gate of Palm Springs Mall for SASSA grants payment waiting to go to different shops and ATMs. However, what was worrying is the fact that for whatever reasons there was no law enforcement to maintain the rules and regulations containing the spread of COVID-19 including that of maintaining social distancing.

People pushed the gate and started running into the mall and the stampede posed challenges for the security at the mall because everyone went in running. This undermined efforts to curtail the spread of the virus as many of these people were not wearing masks.