The ANC and the DA have distanced themselves from the branding of surgical masks in their respective party colours.
The South African rand fell on Wednesday after a surprise interest rate cut by the country’s central bank, while broader emerging market risk assets retreated amid continued focus on the coronavirus outbreak.
A well-known South African clothing brand has switched its production line to making cloth masks in response to government’s request for everyone to join the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.
Inkantha Freedom Party (IFP) part has joined a number of South Africans donors including political parties to contribute to the Covid-19 Solidarity Fund. The Fund has been set up to combat the spread of the virus and support those whose lives are disrupted.
The June 14 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal joined a growing list of Formula One races postponed due to the new coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, with the 2020 season yet to get on the starting grid.
The Minister says government has so far repatriated 163 South Africans and more of them will be returning from different parts of the world from Monday.
Commuters were on Tuesday stranded in various parts of Nairobi, Kenya as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive stopping non-essential movement in and out the city, as well as three other COVID-19 affected areas in the country took effect.
The global lockdown as a result of the deadly coronavirus has meant that many South Africans remain stranded in countries around the world.
The rand has continued to remain weak against a basket of currencies at opening trade on Monday morning.