Ramaphosa calls for Putin’s help

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Article by: Natalie Müller

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called onto Russian President Vladimir Putin to help the country in the fight against Coronavirus.

Russia has evidently been successful in curbing the spread of the virus and has extended its helping hand to other countries that were struggling with combating a fight against the deadly Covid-19 pandemic. 

In a tweet President Ramaphosa expresses to the public that he had spoken to Putin and asked for Russia’s technical expertise on infection control, supply of lifesaving  equipment for mobile testing & infection control. 

The president has shown his efforts in working tirelessly on the mission to curb the spread of the Coronavirus in South Africa, by continuously communicating the stages and developments of the pandemic to the public. He is in constant communication and in endless meetings with Ministers and other key stakeholders who play a pivotal role in ensuring the health and safety of South African citizens during these trying times. 

The President continues to express his desperate plea with civilians, to take the pandemic notably serious, as contravention of lockdown rules could lead to the unfortunate consequences of a uncontainable spread of the virus. Citizens failing to comply with the 21 day lockdown rules may lead the country to an increase in the spread of the virus and eventually causing an increased number of fatalities.

South Africa has developed and maintained a long standing relationship with Russia and therefore President Cyril Ramaphosa welcomes the help of the country through the leadership of its President, Vladimir Putin who stands to make a formidable contribution to South Africas fight against this deadly virus. The South African presidency stands firm in its relationship with Russia and looks forward to a stellar partnership in curbing the spread of the Coronavirus in Africa.

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