- Masasa Mbangeni took to Twitter to post about a conversation she had with her mother regarding Covid-19
- The star took to Twitter to recount an exxchange she had with her mother about the state of hospitals in Port Elizabeth
- Masasa expressed concern over the high number of coronavirus patients and commented on how hospitals are at maximum capacity
Masasa Mbangeni is the latest Mzansi celebrity to offer commentary on the coronavirus outbreak and the effects it is having on the country.
Masasa took to social media to recount a conversation she had with her mother regarding the virus and those attempting to combat it in Port Elizabeth.
The star said that healthcare workers were exhausted and overworked because hospitals were operating at maximum capacity and had no more space for additional patients. She also expressed shock at the number of newly reported cases in the city that doctors and nurses were trying to treat.
Masasa had some followers respond to her tweet, while others debated with each other in the comments section.
One follower echoed her sentiments and wrote:
@mosimamabeba: "December is going to be worse with trauma patients and Covid patients. Our hospitals are not coping. Your mom's cry is every health worker's daily routine. Some days you don't feel like putting on your uniform and going to work. You just sit on your bed for few minutes."
The government has urged citizens to exercise caution and follow Covid-19 recommendations as the festive season draws nearer.
In other coronavirus-related news from the Eastern Cape, Briefly.co.za reported on the premier of the province, Oscar Mabuyane, testing positive for Covid-19.
The Office of the Premier in the Eastern Cape has confirmed that Oscar Mabuyane has tested positive for the coronavirus amid the pandemic. In a statement issued by the office on Thursday afternoon it was confirmed that Mabuyane had begun experiencing flu symptoms, which had prompted him to test for Covid-19:
"When his test results came back positive, Premier Mabuyane started informing his family members, staff in his office and some of the people he had met with recently about his test results and encouraging those who might be feeling similar symptoms to take Covid-19 tests."
In addition to this, the provincial government issued a warning to anyone who may have come into contact with Mabuyane in recent days:
"Premier Mabuyane encourages any person he met with in the last seven days who might be having or feeling similar symptoms to take Covid-19 tests for them to know their health status."
Mabuyane isn't allowing the positive result to affect him negatively, announcing that he isn't allowing the virus to break his stride.
This follows Briefly.co.za reporting on the tragic passing of former Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Mongameli Bobani, leaving Covid-19 responsible for more devastation in the Eastern Cape.
Mongameli Bobani passed away after being hospitalised for three weeks with Covid-19. Bobani was removed from his post as mayor late last year after being accused of corruption and mismanagement. United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa commented on Bobani's passing, confirming that:
"It is sad to announce the passing of Councillor Bobani this evening. Our condolences to the family and friends."
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