Face-Masks-1-800x445-1The battle against COVID-19 continues, as South Africa prepares to enter level 4 of the nationwide lockdown.

While certain regulations are being eased, as of May 1, the wearing of face masks will be compulsory. Wearing a mask when in public places, especially crowded places, can help slow the spread of Covid-19. Even when wearing a mask, hand-washing and social distancing remain the most important interventions to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Health Minisiter, Dr Zweli Mkhize has encouraged the use of cloth face masks.

Cloth masks are easy and are not expensive to make and are reusable. They also help reduce the transmission of COVID-19, acting as a shield to contain the respiratory droplets through which the virus spreads…..more