Ramaphosa pledges support to healthcare workers, urges SA to maintain hygiene practices

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Ramaphosa pledges support to healthcare workers, urges SA to maintain hygiene practices. Picture: Supplied/Getty Images
Ramaphosa pledges support to healthcare workers, urges SA to maintain hygiene practices. Picture: Supplied/Getty Images

President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to the healthcare workers on the frontline of the fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus, as the death toll from the virus passes 2 000 in South Africa.

He acknowledged the challenges they face, including a lack of personal protective equipment and staff shortages.

Among those who have lost their lives were healthcare workers, “consummate professionals who cared for the ill, and were a support and comfort to those in hospital isolated from their families,” Ramaphosa wrote in his weekly newsletter to South Africans.

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