South Africa President Ramaphosa says the coronavirus crisis has worsened around the World since he addressed the nation two weeks ago when he instituted the lockdown. The president says the public has “reaffirmed to the world” that South Africans come together at a time of crisis.
He says he had met with provincial Premiers about interventions in provinces on Thursday. Ramaphosa also sympathises with the public for having their lives brought to a halt. He says South Africans have largely stuck to the new regulations and would like to personally thank them.
Ramaphosa says government will introduce a comprehensive economic care package and will increase social support to assist vulnerable households.
The president also said the shortage of medical supplies, like masks and gloves, is a worldwide problem. He says South Africa has had to source supplies from other countries and says the government has established a ventilator project to increase provisions. Other projects are looking at increasing the supply of hand sanitiser and other essentials.
In Other News – DEPUTY PRESIDENT RUTO BREAKS SILENCE ON COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has broken his silence on the COVID 19 pandemic and urged everyone to observe the Governments guidelines strictly.
Speaking at his Karen residence, he said he has been in constant contact with the President as the Government devises strategies aimed at containing the spread of this deadly disease.
Ruto took the chance to issue a clarion call on Kenyans to unite and adhere to guidelines issued by the ministry of health. read more
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