Media Statement – 21 Day Lockdown
As South Africans prepares for a 21-day national lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus as declared by the President of the Republic of South Africa Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, the National Convenor for Progressive Women’s Movement of South Africa Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize urges all South Africans particularly women to actively play their prominent role of being sisters keepers assisting with hygiene, washing of hands and to support the elderly, disabled and children in a fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus
The virus does not move, people does. We are encouraged to stay at home and
limit our movement during the 21-day lockdown. If we practise all health measures and precautions that are to be taken to minimise the spread of the virus, we can beat coronavirus.
Businesses, health facilities and emergency services that provides essential
services during the lockdown will be remain operational. We encourage our women to use these services when necessary. The government has assured there will be no shortage of food therefore panic buying is not necessary and we condemn price hiking of the essential products.
The organisation also supports the President as he has called on the country to make Thursday a national day of prayer as our country and the globe is battling with this virus.
May we ensure to practise all hygiene and healthy measures that will protect us from coronavirus.
Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize
PWMSA National Convenor
Philile Nina Bongwe
+27 83 350 5329