ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE HEART OF TRUST
Article by Emma Clayfield
Gauteng Department of Health under the leadership of Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that they will be rolling out more than 60 mobile testing stations across the province, to help curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus Pandemic.
Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has unveiled 60 new mobile labs that will assist with increased testing for Covid-29 in South Africa he says that the department has identified close to 1 000 strategic priority municipal wards for the programme of screening and testing for the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The health Minister has put stringent measures into place, to help raise education and awareness to the people of South Africa about the effects of this virus. South Africa has never experienced a pandemic of this magnitude, that has led the country to set out strict measures in attempt to prevent the spread of the virus, which could possibly claim the lives of many citizens should it continue unattended.
The coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic has seen South Africa sitting at 1380 Positive Cases Identified, 31 recoveries, 5 deaths with 44292 tests conducted Nationwide. The South African government is working tirelessly to try and contain the spread and minimise numbers, whilst trying by all means to treat those who have been confirmed as positive cases by taking them into quarantine.
The Department of Health and all ministers at large have been on a drive to encourage the people of South Africa to keep a safe social distance and avoid contact with person who have been confirmed to have contracted the virus
Since the inception and announcement of the lockdown by President Cyril Ramaphosa on March 23 2020, Many individuals of importance and influence have taken to social media to release messages of encouragement and awareness on the severity of the Covid-19 virus. One influential and highly appreciated person in the sports industry is Springboks Sports Doctor, Dr Lehlogonolo Mampane who through the hashtag #DoctorsUniteAgianstCOVID19 has taken to social media to thank the essential staff that has been playing a pivotal part in the fight against the Covid-19 virus in South Africa.
The Department of Health Still urges all South Africans to comply with the lockdown rules as set out by the president, which will allow us to fight the spread of the virus, faster and better than most countries, by self isolating, avoiding contact with confirmed Covid-19 positive cases, regularly wishing your hands with soap for 20 seconds and sanitising.
Together we can win the fight against Coronavirus.
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