The Disaster Risk Management Centre (DRMC) has called on individuals, organisations and businesses to support a soap donation drive in an effort to fight the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).
Those who are able to donate are advised to drop off soap bars at their nearest Shoprite or Checkers store across the city.
Donations will then be distributed in informal settlements, care facilities and other organisations caring for vulnerable groups around the metropole.
The DRMC will activate its volunteer corps to assist with the distribution of soap as well as education and awareness material like pamphlets, posters, and loudhailer announcements.
Mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith, said: “Good hygiene practices are key to preventing the spread of COVID-19. However, the availability of a basic commodity like soap is not a given for many of our residents. The City’s Disaster Risk Management Centre therefore decided to get a soap donation drive underway so that we can help the most vulnerable in our city to be more resilient in dealing with the outbreak.”
Currently, the Western Cape has 88 confirmed cases of Covid-19 while there are 274 cases nationally.
If you have flu-like symptoms, including a cough and a fever, first call the provincial Covid-19 hotline at 021 928 4102 for advice.