CT opens memorial gardens in honour of COVID-19 victims
More than a dozen trees were recently planted at six sites to commemorate the lives of those lost to the coronavirus.
CAPE TOWN - Memorial gardens in honour of those who have succumbed to COVID-19 have been opened across Cape Town.
More than a dozen trees were recently planted at six sites to commemorate the lives of those lost.
Cape Town Community Services and Health Councillor Zahid Badroodien: "The trees that we have planted are in a circle, symbolising the circle of life, and as these grow and as they thrive, it will be a testimony to the lives and the memories of all those who have passed away as a result of COVID-19."
Cape Town opens Remembrance Garden to honour those lost to Covid-19.City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) September 8, 2021
Executive Mayor Dan Plato and Councillor @ZahidBadroodien, helped to plant a memorial garden of tall Liquidamber styraciflua trees in an empty space at Maynardville Park.
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The launch of the memorial garden coincides with Arbor Month, which is celebrated in September.
The number of people who lost their lives due to COVID19 in the Western Cape passed the 19,000 mark this week.
Nationally, nearly 85,000 deaths have been recorded.