The Western Cape government has launched its biggest poster campaign yet in the Cape metro to inform people about Covid-19.
Prime Minister Alan Winde on Sunday helped the first of the “Stay safe.” Save lives ”posters in Elsies River in the Tygerberg district – the Western Cape district with the most confirmed coronavirus cases.
According to a statement, nearly 10,000 posters will be erected in identified focal areas in the Cape Town metro, the Cape Winelands district, the Overberg and the West Coast district, among others.
Most of these – some 8,500 – will be erected in focal points in the Cape metro. It is known to be the biggest poster campaign in the metro run by the provincial government, says Winde.
The campaign will be in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa and residents will be reminded of the key safety precautions to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Winde said the campaign is to remind people that the change in their behavior is not only for their own safety but also for those they care about.
Some of the posters read: “Stay safe. Keep Grandma safe ”and“ Sneeze in a tissue. Keep your friends safe. ”
“While I was in Elsies River on Sunday morning, I spoke to a few residents who expressed concern about people in their community who do not maintain a safe distance from others, even in places where stripes are painted on the sidewalks.
“It is our responsibility to ensure that we act responsibly so that we can stay safe and save lives.”