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50 000 Masks Donated to Sarah Baartman District Municipality

Jun 25, 2020
50 000 Masks Donated to Sarah Baartman District Municipality

Port Elizabeth - A consignment of 50 000 face masks was delivered to the Sarah Baartman District Municipality (SBDM) on Wednesday.

"These masks are a donation from the Jincheng Municipality in China; the two municipalities have a longstanding relationship which is aimed at supporting each other to improve service delivery in both municipalities," explained Sarah Baartman District Municipality Communications Officer, Natasha Peterson.

"The shipment of the masks from China to SBDM was sponsored by Naspers as part of their commitment to assisting in reducing the spread of the coronavirus.

"The masks which have been approved by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are suitable for use by the public and have met the necessary safety standards."

She said that as the infection rate of Covid-19 positive cases increases throughout the country, it is imperative that each and every individual needs to wear a face mask whenever they leave their homes.

"These masks will thus be donated to various organisations in the Sarah Baartman District to ensure that community members have a means of protecting themselves from the coronavirus," Peterson added.

"Although wearing a face mask is imperative, we also continue to encourage people to maintain social distancing, to refrain from social visits, to wash their hands regularly or sanitise regularly. The power to defeat the coronavirus is in all of our hands.

"The Sarah Baartman District Municipality wishes to extend its appreciation to Jincheng Municipality for the donation of the face masks and to Naspers for the transportation of the masks."

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