BUSINESS FOR SA – MEMBER UPDATE – 1 APRIL 2020
GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES HOUSE-TO-HOUSE COVID-19 SCREENING
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday that South Africa was now entering a new phase in the fight against Covid-19 and the government would be rolling out a screening, testing, tracing and
monitoring programme on a “huge scale”.
A total of 10 000 field workers will visit homes around the country scanning people for Covid-19 symptoms. Those found to have symptoms would be referred to clinics for testing. People with
moderate symptoms would be treated at home or at Covid-19 facilities, while those with serious symptoms would be transferred to hospitals.
President Ramaphosa also said that a mobile tracing system to track those who had come into contact with infected people and to monitor new cases would be set up, while a number of mobile testing
centres would be set up during April.
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