S. Africa: volunteers hand out soaps to curtail spread of COVID-19
Can the stupid Abiy Ahmed learn from them???
(africanews)–Volunteers in South Africa distribute soap bars and pamphlets to residents of the densely populated township of Diepsloot outside Johannesburg to raise awareness on how to prevent spread of COVID-19.
“Many of these areas don’t have running water, many don’t have sanitation. These are crowded communities, in one particular area you could find up to two million people, so if the virus comes to these particular areas, we have a major problem. We need to promote safety and personal hygiene here”, Yusuf Ambramjee said.
For David Makhura, Premier of Gauteng province, if they can defeat Apartheid, which he calls a monster, by working together, South Africans will defeat COVID-19.[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”16″]We need to promote safety and personal hygiene here[/perfectpullquote]
South Africa has the highest number of cases on the continent, rising from one case two weeks ago to 202 on Friday.
Like many other countries on the continent, the Rainbow Nation has instituted drastic measures, including banning gatherings of more than 100 people, closing schools and suspending major cultural and sporting events.
The national carrier, South African Airways, has suspended all its regional and international flights until the end of May, in line with travel bans imposed by the government to curtail spread of the virus.
— Kichuu (@kichuu24) March 22, 2020
South African Airways suspends international flights to curb the spread of covid-19
South African Airways (SAA) said on Friday that it would immediately suspend all intercontinental flights until the end of May in response to a government travel ban aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
State-owned SAA, which is under a form of bankruptcy protection, flies to the United States, Britain, Germany, Australia and Brazil on its intercontinental routes.
Earlier this week it said that it had already cancelled 162 intercontinental and regional flights until the end of this month.
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday announced bans on travel to countries considered “high-risk” for the coronavirus, including the United States, Britain and Germany.
Separately, the specialists appointed in December to try to save SAA on Friday asked creditors for a two-month extension for their business rescue plan for the cash-strapped airline until May 29.
SAA hasn’t made a profit since 2011 and has received more than 20 billion rand ($1.2 billion) in bailouts over the last three years.
Another struggling state-owned airline, SA Express, suspended operations until further notice from Wednesday.
He is Fake Human Being!!!
I talked to Prime Minister @GiuseppeConteIT last night and expressed our solidarity with the people of Italy in these trying times. We shall overcome this together and united as a global community. #Italy pic.twitter.com/N5J0bxxWIJ
— Abiy Ahmed Ali 🇪🇹 (@AbiyAhmedAli) March 22, 2020