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Oudtshoorn JOC Receives Cloth Masks and Hand Sanitisers

Oudtshoorn, 22 April 2020 – The members of the Oudtshoorn Joint Operational Centre (JOC) received cloth masks from a local organisation of Masks4All Oudtshoorn and Surrounds on Tuesday, 21 April 2020.

Amanda Pieterse, a leader of 30 volunteers who make masks to donate to various organisations and institutions in the Greater Oudtshoorn delivered a total of 160 masks delivered at the Oudtshoorn Disaster Management Centre. The masks will be shared with the Municipal essential workers to use during the COVID19 and Lockdown period.

The JOC consists of the Municipal Fire, Rescue and Disaster Management personnel, Department of Health (Oudtshoorn Provincial Hospital), Department of Correctional Services (DSD), South African Police Services (SAPS), South African National Defence Force (SAPS), Western Cape Provincial Traffic, Department of Social Development (DSD), Klein Karoo Medi-Clinic, Pathological Services, South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Municipal Law Enforcement &Traffic Services, Environmental Health (Oudtshoorn Municipality& Garden Route District Municipality) and Oudtshoorn Municipal Communication Services.

Last week Thursday 16 April 2020, the Afri-Forum donated hand sanitisers to the JOC as part of their outreach project. These hand sanitisers will be used by the JOC and the essential workers.

We are happy to receive both the masks and the hand sanitisers from these two organisations, use of these items would certainly intensify the fight against the COVID19. We would like to thank these organisations for the excellent work they are doing,” said Adél Supra-Vertue, manager for fire, rescue and disaster management who is also the chairperson of the JOC.

FLTR:  Deon de Jager, Adel Supra-Vertue and Thomas Dalen

Members of the Oudtshoorn Joint operational Centre