President Ramaphosa takes Coronavirus head on

President Ramaphosa announcing sweeping measures to deal with COVID 19

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa made the following announcements on Sunday in response to the growing coronavirus pandemic. SA’s confirmed coronavirus infections are currently standing at 62.
☑ Travel ban from foreign nationals from high risk countries from 18th march 2020.
☑SA citizens advised to refrain from travel to or through high risk countries effective immediately.
☑SA citizens returning from high risk countries will have testing and self isolation.
☑All foriegn nationals having arrived into the country since mid February from high risk areas must be tested
☑All spheres of government must not take non essential travel.
☑Gathering of more than 100 people prohibited
☑Schools closed from 18 March until after the “easter” weekend break.
☑Visits to all correctional facilities canceled for the next 30 days.
☑All businesses must ensure all measures taken to intensify hygiene control
☑All shopping centres must ensure all measures taken to intensify hygiene control
☑Capacity of health centers being increased nationally
❗Call for all to wash hands for 20 seconds.
❗Call for all to sneeze with a closed hand into a tissue of elbow
❗Call for all to avoid close contact with those who have flue like symptoms
❗Call for all to practice the “elbow” greeting and not shake hands.
☑National command council has been established, meeting 3 times a week, chaired by the president.
❗This virus will have significant and drastic effect on our economy.
❗Cabinet is finalizing a package of varying fiscal measures for business labour etc.
❗We must stop spreading fake and fear promoting news
☑ Swift, purposeful, and collective action required.

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