South Africa is currently in its third week of the Covid-19 lockdown. What was suppose to be 21-days of lockdown has been extended with two more weeks of lockdown due to the rising number of positive covid-19 cases.
As the 14th April 2020, South Africa has 2415 confirmed cases and 27 deaths from the coronavirus. On the 10th April 2020, Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize called for all South Africans to wear masks. In his statement, he said, ‘Wearing masks is important. We want to recommend the widespread use of masks. We are recommending that people can use cloth masks, just make sure there is a three-layer kind of thing”.
Wearing a masks can help stop the spread of the coronavirus but it’s still important that we continue washing our hand regularly for 20 seconds, disinfecting surfaces and coughing into our elbows.
Let’s help flatten the curve by staying at home.