Businessman Strive Masiyiwa has called for home-based care community alliances for combat the effects of COVID-19 on Southern Africa.
Writing on his popular Facebook blog, Masiyiwa warned that as winter approaches, Southern African countries need to act now to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on their communities.
“Southern African countries like South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Botswana, are about to go into their winter. Temperatures will average as low as 4 deg/c. In the highlands of Lesotho, it will snow.
“As I have pointed out before:
#1. Most people who get infected will suffer from home.
We need to prepare for a winter in which the deadly Covid-19, will be stalking our communities.
#2. Cold and hunger could lead to major problems.
#3. Remember my toolkit for Home-Based Care support:
#3. If you are from these countries. It’s time to act!
You can join hands with churches and other religious organizations. You can join hands with friends and family.
“Let’s build local @Home-Based Care Community Alliances.
Who will do this for us?
#My appeal: The world (including philanthropists, and foundations) needs to pay attention to places like Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and Swaziland… NOW!”.