The government of South Africa says it is deploying Ministers and Deputy Ministers to each of the districts in the country to get a line of sight of specific challenges in these districts and to work with provincial health authorities.
This in a bid to support the work being done by frontline workers across the country.
President Cyril Ramaphosa paid homage to health care workers and consummate professionals who care for the ill, stating that they are the men and women carrying out the most noble and sacred of duties during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“They are on the frontline of fighting this pandemic. They are working under great pressure and must carry the psychological strain of knowing they are at risk of contracting the virus. They are the true heroes and heroines of our battle against coronavirus,” Ramaphosa said.
Ramaphosa said with the aid from the Solidarity Fund and donations from different South Africans, businesses, foundations and other governments, the government has been able to procure PPE for frontline workers.
Adding that the issue of staff shortages in hospitals and clinics was also being attended to.
As at 28 June 2020, the cumulative number of total cases in the country stood at 138 134.
The death toll due to Covid-19 had risen to 2456 while recoveries stood at 68 925.