01 April 2020
Covid-19: Rollout on large-scale screening
GOVERNMENT ROLLS OUT MASSIVE COVID-19 TESTING DRIVE
Government will in the coming days roll out a large-scale screening, testing, tracing and a medical
management programme, to manage the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
“We are now entering a new phase in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 10 000 field
workers will be visiting homes in villages, towns and cities to screen residents for COVID-19 symptoms,”
President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
The President was addressing the nation on Monday for the first time since he declared the National
State of Disaster to combat the pandemic. His address comes as South Africa went into a nation-wide
lockdown for the first time in the history of its democracy last Thursday at midnight.
“People with symptoms will be referred to local clinics or mobile clinics for testing. People who are
infected with Coronavirus, but who have no or moderate symptoms will remain in isolation at home or
at a facility provided by government and those with severe symptoms will be transferred to hospitals,”
the President said.
“Using mobile technology, an extensive tracing system will be rapidly deployed to trace those who have
been in contact with confirmed Coronavirus cases and to monitor the geographical location of new cases
in real time,” the President said.
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