Health volunteers sign up for Covid-19 fight

People are encouraged to wear masks during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Western Cape Health Department has announced that a total of 1175 volunteers have signed up for the fight to stop the spread of Covid-19.

The volunteers, who heed the call from the department, are a combination of retired and unemployed doctors, nurses, pharmacists and pharmacist assistants as well as emergency care practitioners.

Health MEC Dr Nomafrench Mbombo said: “We thank these brave heroes who will join our own health workers in combating the COVID-19. During these unprecedented times, while physically apart, we stand united as we need to stop the spread and flatten the curve of the disease.”

Those who also want to join can register here.

Meanwhile, the country will move to level 4 of the national lockdown on Friday May 1.

Under level 4, there will be a curfew from 5am to 8pm. Restaurants will be allowed to reopen for delivery services.  

Cigarette sales will be allowed. Shops can also sell baby clothes and winter clothing.

Social visits will still not be allowed. Churches/prayer gatherings and large gatherings are also not allowed.