Health And Welfare

NGOs urge public to be Covid-19 conscious

Cape Town civil society organizations have decided to share detailed Covid-19 personal experiences in an effort to urge the public to observe and adhere to alert level 3 lockdown regulations. This comes after the rising coronavirus infections in the Eastern Cape.

Patrick Solomons, Molo Songololo Director was admitted to hospital on December 31 after contracting the virus. To curb the Virus, Solomons urged residents to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Molo Songololo was established as a direct result of interventions by community workers during the 1979 United Nation’s International Year of the Child initiative to act against Apartheid policies and State actions against children; and to promote the rights and protection of children through awareness, education, training, advocacy.

Children from forced removal and migration settlements in Cape Town such as District Six, Elsies River and Crossroads were brought together to interact with each other, share experiences and learn from each other to breakdown Apartheid barriers and promote children’s rights and equality.

“The message is that you can never be sure. We all must continue to wear masks properly, sanitise and wash hands regularly, stay home, and don’t invite people over. So many people are dying, and we can slow it down if everyone plays their part. Businesses, shops and public transport operators must be held accountable for ensuring adherence to Covid-19 protocols. Stay away from crowded places and events. It will save your life,” said Solomons.

The 790 Covid-19 Reaction Team has called on people to help inspire hope among health-care workers. The team has launched a campaign in support of health-care workers and will work to raise funds to purchase over 2 000 immune boosters for front-line health-care workers.

790 Covid-19 Reaction Team Co-ordinator, Roscoe Jacobs said: “There is a need to support our health-care workers, instead of depending on the government to look out for them. We wish to support at least 2 000 health-care workers with a monthly supply of immune boosters.

“Adhering to the Covid-19 regulations is imperative. We must play our part to minimise the risk of contracting and spreading the virus. This will assist our health-care workers. Through adhering, we also protect ourselves and our loved ones,” added Jacobs.

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