COVID-19: Frontline workers risking their lives to save ours

As hospitals begin to fill up, those on the frontlines of saving lives have described a battle that’s psychological and emotional. #DStv403

 

JOHANNESBURG - Surviving on hope and a prayer.

That's how South Africa's healthcare workers bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic that’s beginning to peak in South Africa.

As hospitals begin to fill up, those on the frontlines of saving lives have described a battle that’s psychological and emotional.

READ: More healthcare staff test positive for COVID-19

They are on the frontlines of the fight against the coronavirus.

Healthcare workers have asked us all to comply with regulations -- to stay at home -- but this message seems to have fallen on deaf ears.

READ: COVID-19 in SA: Eastern Cape hospitals nearly full

The move from lockdown Level 5 to Level 3 has increased the pressure.

The biggest fear for those on the frontlines is taking the coronavirus home to their families.

- Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community.

Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp.

The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.

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