South Africa Cape Town 09 April 2020 Nomhle Mfenyane one of the people we got masks. Founder and CEO of Lulwazi Lwethu Lulu Nongogo have put hands together with Digital Express to help previous disadvantage communities, provide an educational awareness and rolling out of Mask Masses donating 3000 reusable masks.Lulwazi Lwethu handover the masks to the communities as part of prevention and awareness program. Photographer Ayanda ndamane/African News Agency/ANA

Cloth face masks recommended- Mkhize

CAPE TOWN- The South African Health department has recommended the making and the use of cloth face masks to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.

This is not the first time Health minister Zweli Mkhize has advised the public to wear masks. Last week Friday at a media briefing he said the purpose of a mask is to reduce droplets that come out of the mouth or nose during speaking, coughing and sneezing.

Mkhize’s latest emphasis on the wearing of the masks came during a live zoom public engagement on Monday night which dealt with technical aspects relating to COVID-19 response.

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