South Africans urged to support each other as COVID-19 cases expected to rise

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Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has called on South Africans to support each other – with the number of positive cases expected to rise.
Mkhize and Social Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, have launched the New Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC).

The committee is expected to advise on social and cultural interventions, on how to protect the elderly, and ways to promote safe health practices amid the coronavirus pandemic.
South Africa continues to see a rise in coronavirus cases – with over 73 500 infections recorded and 1568 COVID-19-related deaths.

Mkhize was speaking in a virtual meeting…
“We are going to see a rise in numbers of new positive cases, many people coming to health centres and clinics for help, we are going to see more people losing their lives. People are going to be asked to join isolation and quarantine centres so that we can reduce the spread of the infection. For all of this to happen we want to say to our people that this is the time for us to be more united as we move on.”
In the video below, Ministerial Advisory Committee launched on Youth Day: 
Meanwhile, Western Cape Premier, Alan Winde, says COVID-19 has presented the youth with an opportunity to develop innovative ideas which could create jobs in the future.
He was speaking online during a digital address to mark Youth Day.

Winde says new innovations to deal with COVID-19 in the province could also boost the local economy after the pandemic…

“That is the opportunity of the youth right now. The opportunity is your ability to take risks, your ability to think out of the box, your ability to use this new environment to the absolute maximum and be bold. Take chances while you can. Young people, that’s where the opportunities lie.”