Keep our elderly safe, stick to video calls, advises Ramaphosa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa during a visit to assess Mpumalanga's Covid-19 response. Picture: Supplied/GCIS
President Cyril Ramaphosa during a visit to assess Mpumalanga's Covid-19 response. Picture: Supplied/GCIS

Elderly people are taking a lot of strain during the lockdown, but sticking to the regulations could save their lives.

This was the word from President Cyril Ramaphosa in his newsletter to the nation on Monday morning.

“For those fortunate enough to have an elderly parent or grandparent still alive, not being able to spend time with them has been one of the most difficult parts of the lockdown,” he said, acknowledging that, for millions of senior citizens, social activities like meeting friends and family and attending religious services and stokvel and burial society meetings are the mainstay of their lives.

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