OperationCovid19 is what they are calling it, Yusuf Abramjee is the leader of the movement that has been created to support those that need soap and sanitizing products during this epidemic.
The movement is to help distribute hygiene products to those that need it the most. The government is advising South African’s to wash their hands for 20 seconds but some are saying “many don’t have running water, let alone soap”.
In such a small amount of time, the OperationCovid19 movement has managed to collect over 50,000 bars of soap ready to distribute today in Diepsloot.
#OperationCovid19 Thousands of bars of soap are starting to arrive. Some 50 000+ will be distributed on Saturday. @OperationSA1 @DMLaudium @HealthZA @OfficialSASSA @DrZweliMkhize @David_Makhura @GautengHealth @GautengProvince pic.twitter.com/Yj31LPgnao— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) March 19, 2020
Volunteers are on the streets distributing the products and also their knowledge of the virus, some of the volunteers are from medical backgrounds and felt they needed to get out there and help the community.
EFF retaliate to the movement
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has taken to Twitter this morning in rage by describing Yusuf Abramjee being an “Ignornant fool”, Ndlozi has mentioned that we don’t need more people fetching soap and gathering in groups, this will expose the sick.
More strong points fired at the movement
One can only imagine that this movement has been created to prevent the spread of the virus and do good for the communities, however, many are concerned that it could contribute to a greater issue.
Many are worried that the volunteers handing out the hygiene products could spread the the virus to those that come out their homes to collect the hygiene products and then from there spread it further into the community.
The government’s advice at this stage is to use social distancing to prevent the spread.
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