- The African National Congress has announced a door-to-door campaign to combat the spread of the coronavirus
- President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the initiative to educate citizens on the virus
- A mass education drive will be aimed at getting everyone involved in fighting the pandemic
The ruling party has unveiled its plan for a door-to-door campaign in its bid to combat the continued spread of the coronavirus.
Speaking during a media briefing in Pretoria on Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa discussed the introduction of state efforts to halt the pandemic.
Ramaphosa called on structures to continue their work in educating citizens about the Covid-19 virus:
“The ANC branch executive committee is required and expected to activate mobilisation to people aware of coronavirus and educate our people. We will do this by embarking on door-to-door work in our communities where we will go from house to house and explain to our people what this is all about and this is going to be necessary as this virus continues to be present among us.”
SABC reports that Ramaphosa indicated the national command council will be meeting with religious leaders to discuss Easter activities.
Briefly.co.za reported that Ramaphosa had banned gatherings of over 100 citizens when he declared the pandemic a national disaster.
The president assured the nation that religious leaders would be fully briefed on the situation:
“We will have brought together all religious leaders so that they can get a full presentation about this virus. We can then have a discussion on how, as religious leaders, we are going to address this particularly as we are moving towards very important moments of manifestations - Easter.”
Ramaphosa has urged all citizens to pull together in order to help the vulnerable, elderly and young in this time of national crisis.
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