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Citizens warned against burning rubbish at their homes

Citizens have been warned against burning rubbish at their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.


On Monday, Environmental Health officer Tassie Thomas said a number of complaints have been lodged with her unit.

According to Thomas, as COVID-19 is a virus that attacks the respiratory system, volumes of smoke in the community can be dangerous.

Thomas also warned against piling rubbish as this may attract disease- carrying pests.


She asked persons to be mindful of other diseases during the pandemic.

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