Some areas to receive water tanks during lockdown: Sisulu

Hand-washing and personal hygiene is key to avoiding the coronavirus. This makes water, the first line of defence against COVID-19. But, many communities are still without water and sanitation. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says some areas will receive water tanks on Tuesday.

Hand-washing and personal hygiene is key to avoiding the coronavirus.

This makes water the first line of defence against COVID-19.

But many communities are still without water and sanitation.

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Sisulu says communities in dire need have been identified.

"We have to the extent that is possible to the seven days that we have covered as many as we can, but we are also using schools because at the moment they are closed," Sisulu said.

"There isn't a community that doesn't have some school around it, we are continuing on a daily basis."

People are being urged to follow precautionary measures.

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eNCA