Johannesburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo says personal protective gear will be delivered to townships as the number of coronavirus infections is expected to surge due to the easing of lockdown regulations.
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has donated personal protective equipment to the City of Johannesburg in Braamfontein.
— UNDP South Africa (@UNDPSouthAfrica) June 2, 2020
The R1.5-million donation is expected to assist frontline health workers.
Makhubo says the coronavirus has further exacerbated the inequalities in the country.
“This will go a long way in helping us curb the spread of the coronavirus and of course this PPE is needed not only by our communities, but by our frontline staff as well. There are communities that can’t even afford even a simple mask, they can’t afford sanitizer and it’s through donations like this that we’ll be able to reach out to those communities in informal settlements that really need these,” says Makhubo.
Read Makhubo’s statement in the tweet below:
STATEMENT: City of Johannesburg receives R1.5 million worth of PPE pic.twitter.com/0zuAqZ5rU7
— Geoff Makhubo (@GeoffMakhubo) June 2, 2020
The infographic below highlights what to expect under level 3 lockdown:
While regulations have eased, some restrictions under level 3 lockdown still remain in place, as outlined in the infograpic below: