The COVID-19 virus has brought some opportunities for local businesses. One such is a chemical cleaning company, Critical Bond Proprietary Limited based in Tlokweng and Kanye villages respectively. On Saturday the company made a kill as it was engaged by Babereki Ka Lorato Funeral Services in Ramotswa to fumigate their closed mortuary following the discovery that they had accommodated a deceased person who had tested positive for the Coronavirus.
Both the government and the mortuary personnel got to know that the deceased - a 78-year-old woman - died of the virus days after being buried. Speaking to BG Online, owner of Critical Bond, Phil Kekana confirmed that his company was engaged to fumigate the Babereki Ka Lorato mortuary after the discovery that it had accommodated and handled the body of a deceased person who died of coronavirus.
“The mortuary has been closed and we came to bring the business to normalcy by fumigating the premises. What we did is that we started from the gate then the whole yard, inside the mortuary building including cold storages where bodies are kept, offices and all the vehicles,” he said.
He was satisfied that the mortuary is usable now that they have done a “satisfactory job”. However he promised to do the second cleaning on Monday in order to ensure that they have done a througher job and nothing is left behind.
On Monday they will be using chemicals that are not as strong as those they used on Saturday. “This will clearly ensure that the mortuary is ready for use on Tuesday,” he said.
His advice to the Ramotswa community was that as a cleaning service company they have done all that was needed to be done according to the required standards. “Both the premises and mortuary are ready for use as we have killed every germ existing even if it could have been Coronavirus”.