President Cyril Ramaphosa commented on the mandatory hospitalisation of patients with COVID-19 on Thursday while assessing the Eastern Cape’s readiness to deal with a spike in infections.
Ramaphosa said the coronavirus has helped the state improve service delivery. He admitted there have been some minor setbacks. On the topic of mandatory hospitalisation of COVID-19 patients, Ramaphosa said collective safety must come first.
“Once you have it, we’ve got to have you isolated. If you’re not isolated, it’s likely and it’s not even likely, it’s a sure case that you’re going to infect a whole range of other people that you interact with. It’s not a violation of your rights, it’s actually the securing of the rights of other people and your own life.”
Ramaphosa gave the Eastern Cape the thumbs up for its work so far in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
“Yesterday I announced that we are going to be having consultations with a view to moving to #Level3. I must make it clear that – we will be moving to #Level3Lockdown” ~ President @CyrilRamaphosa during his visit to the Eastern Cape province #CoronaVirusSA #StayHome #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/VA2NQHEiuY
— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) May 14, 2020
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