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Minister Mbombo hands over UbuntuCare cloth masks in Gugulethu

MAY 2020

As efforts continue to find ways to curb the spread of the virus, on the 21st of May, Minister Mbombo handed over some of the UbuntuCare cloth masks to the Ikhaya Loxolo Old Age Home in Gugulethu. The masks are intended for non-medical staff such as cleaners, gardeners, and kitchen staff to protect themselves and the residents from transmitting the coronavirus. The elderly are one of the groups that have been identified as being at a higher risk of getting infected.

Speaking during the hand-over, Minister Mbombo said: “The purpose of this initiative is to provide free quality masks to children and adults in vulnerable communities in the Western Cape. Today we hand over masks at Ikhaya Loxolo Old Age Home to protect elderly who are deemed as vulnerable from getting the virus”. She also made an appeal to the corporates and individuals to assist in this initiative by donating towards the production of masks to enable the distribution far and wide.

How to get involved
To partner in the Ubuntu Mask public-private initiative, please contact The Health Foundation, at harry@thehealthfoundation.org.za/021 418 1580

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