The private sector has heeded the call to assist the government to fight the spread of the coronavirus. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday 30 March that the country had 1326 confirmed cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Three people have died.
The latest private sector company to donate services is Jaguar Land Rover South Africa who has made 11 vehicles available to the South African Red Cross Society (SARCS) in order to keep the organisation mobile in its efforts to control and minimise the spread of the disease.
JLR says Red Cross volunteers across the country will use the vehicles and be deployed to critical areas where they will engage communities and educate on how the virus is transmitted and how to avoid risks. The main focus areas for SARCS will be on hygiene promotion which entails, hand washing and sanitising techniques, information dissemination and awareness creation, demystifying myths on COVID-19, and the distribution of masks and gloves.