- A woman has paid her staff a three-week salary in advance as the country prepares for a 21-day lockdown
- She also took them to town to buy them groceries to eat during the lockdown, which will be in effect from Thursday at midnight
- She has been praised for her good deeds and many wish their bosses would do the same
A kind-hearted and caring woman has been praised for paying her workers a three-week salary in advance for them to use during South Africa's 21-day lockdown.
The lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday will begin on Thursday at midnight.
Most of the country's workers who are not permanently employed will not be paid for the three weeks they'll spend in isolation due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Mossel Bay boss led by example when she decided to pay her workers their salary in advance.
She did not end there.
She also opened her wallet and took the workers to town to buy them groceries for the 21-day lockdown.
Elaine Randall posted on social media that the woman the woman's good deeds were a beautiful example for everyone.
"A Mossel Bay lady paid her workers three weeks of money in advance and took them to town to buy their stock for the three weeks. What a beautiful example for everyone."
Other social media users were more than impressed with what she did.
Tracey Yeomen commented:
"Who would not want to see those smiles, electric. Great kindness going on."
Sandy de Cock wrote:
"May she be blessed in abundance."
Chantal Willemse wrote:
"That is amazing."
Elizabeth Robertson said:
"You are a star."
Another social media user Mandy Bishop-Williams added:
"My boss also paid out our leave pays for lockdown... They are the true heroes."
Briefly.co.za has reported that Ramaphosa has reiterated that hygiene and social distancing was the most effective way to combat the infectious virus.
Ramaphosa announced that measures would be escalated in the wake of increases in reported cases.
He said the nationwide lockdown will be in effect from midnight on Thursday until 16 April.
South Africans will only be allowed to leave their home under strict circumstances, for example to purchase food items, access medical help and to collect social grants.
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has on Wednesday noted a spike in new coronavirus cases with the total rising to 709.
The minister has indicated that there are still no fatalities as a result of the outbreak. There are only two citizens recovering in ICU.
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