SANDF call on reserve force to assist COVID-19 fight

A SANDF soldier stands in front of a house as he patrols the streets in Alexandra.

A SANDF soldier stands in front of a house as he patrols the streets in Alexandra.

AFP/Luca Sola

JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Defence Force has called on members of the reserve force to assist in the fight against COVID-19.

It says the force could help in emergency services.

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The SA Military Health Service also wants to reserve medical personnel to be deployed to help health practitioners.

The army is currently providing support to the police during the 21-day lockdown.

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South Africa has close to 1200 confirmed COVID-19 cases with one death recorded in the country.

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eNCA