The Best of Breakfast with Bongani Bingwa
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Gauteng implements 24 hour lockdown on national roads in the province30 March 2020 | 9 Minute Listen
Bongani speaks to Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela : Gauteng Provincial Police Commissioner The lockdown in Gauteng will be strengthened with roadblocks on major roads to prevent the movement of people to other provinces. This comes after the huge movement of people out of Gauteng ahead of the lockdown, despite government appeals for people to stay where they were to prevent the spread of the coronavirus to other provinces and rural areas.
Ventilator shortage in SA?30 March 2020 | 7 Minute Listen
Bongani speaks to Chris Archer CEO of the SA Private Practitioners Forum A critical shortage of ventilators in South Africa is set to be one of the major challenges facing our healthcare system as COVID-19 infections rise. South Africa does not, at this stage, produce any ventilating machines locally. Ventilators provide vital support to patients whose breathing is impaired by severe cases of the COVID-19 virus, but there is a global shortage.
How is local government stepping up Covid-19 outbreak response?30 March 2020 | 8 Minute Listen
Bongani speaks to Parks Tau Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Is local government is standing up in the country's lockdown and communicating to the masses to adhere to the lockdown? All of the country's provinces now have positive Covid-19 cases. Since the country's lockdown was effected to try and manage this outbreak, we've seen instances of people continuing to travel and disregarding the lockdown rules.
Tracing people to address the spread of Covid-1927 March 2020 | 10 Minute Listen
Bongani speaks to George Mamabolo : Contact Tracer at the South African Red Cross Society. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are just below the 1000 mark, sitting at 927. Last week, The Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize announced that the Red Cross will assist government in tracing 285 church members to avoid spreading the COVID-19 Coronavirus in the Free State.