R40 million worth of test kits and medical supplies coming to SA

R40 million worth of test kits and medical supplies coming to SA

- The German government has provided South Africa with a huge boost in the fight against Covid-19

- The German ambassador to South Africa Martin Schäfer confirmed that South Africa will receive test kits and hospital equipment to the value of R40-million

- A group of German tourists were apprehended last Thursday and were on their way to being tested for Covid-19

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South Africa faces a battle royal with the coronavirus based on experiences in other countries around the world.

However, the German government has come to the party in a massive way by donating test kits and hospital equipment to the value of R40-million.

The German ambassador to South Africa Martin Schäfer confirmed the news and it will go a long way in the fight against the dreaded pandemic.

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Schäfer said, “I can assure you my government will be willing and able to help countries like South Africa to get out of this terrible spread of the coronavirus.”

SowetanLIVE reported the decision was made two weeks and that funding will be handled by Germany's state-owned bank KFW.

The infection rate has soared to well over 1 300 positive cases and the death toll in South Africa now stands at three people.

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A group of German tourists were apprehended last Thursday and are in the process of being tested.

The group consists mostly of elderly people and Schäfer confirmed that anyone who tested positive, will need to remain in South Africa for treatment.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported on how some South Africans have been applying the social distancing recommendations while socialising.

One video recently caused a stir, as it revealed how residents enjoyed a street braai during the lockdown.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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