AMA Healthcare distributes PPE masks
We are almost at the halfway mark for the year 2020, and the world continues the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Many countries under lockdown have started to ease regulations within their borders, to allow economies to reopen systematically.
In South Africa, lockdown regulations have been reduced to “Level 3″ to enable parts of the local economy to reopen. The country has seen a spike in infection rates with 70,038 confirmed Covid-19 cases as at 15 June. The national government urges all citizens and residents within the country to continue to adhere to the regulations in place, and to take preventative measures as more people return to work. It is absolutely imperative for companies and staff to ensure they stay safe and protected, in order to prevent lockdown regulations from returning to higher levels.
Austen Morris Associates Africa have taken some proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of our healthcare benefit members. Head of Healthcare, Westley van Rooijen, has started distributing durable, washable, AMA branded face masks to our most vulnerable members, in higher-risk jobs. Frontline workers who have not been at home at all during the initial “lockdown” in South Africa.
“We want to do what we can to help these vulnerable members be safer during their workday in higher-risk industries” van Rooijen says.
AMA Africa will be distributing washable, breathable, triple-layered face masks to our most vulnerable members over the course of the next few weeks. A small act of kindness can make a significant impact in the lives of these members. Using personal protective equipment is an integral part of combating the spread of the virus, and we are very proud to do our part in assisting our vulnerable members during this time.
Stay safe and please wear your masks.