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DPM appeals for patience from the Nation over shortages of COVID-19 protective equipment

Monday, 20th April, 2020

MBABANE:Deputy Prime Minister, Themba Masuku has acknowledged the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment(PPEs) in the country but appealed for patience from the Nation saying the world was facing scarcity of such goods. 

Addressing the media on Monday, the DPM said the shortage of PPEs was not caused by government’s negligence but the world was facing shortage of these goods such that all countries are battling with procurement.

"His Majesty's government acknowledges the shortage of PPE\'s to effectively contain and fight the spread of COVID 19 in the Kingdom. I would like to urge the Nation to sincerely understand  that this shortage is not caused by government’s failure but an international shortage of supply, all countries across the world are battling with procurement. As government, we have appealed to local companies to produce some of this gear especially the face masks. A number of companies have already indicated their willingness to go ahead and produce the masks to meet the country's domestic needs"he said.

DPM appeals for patience from the Nation over shortages of COVID-19 protective equipment
DPM Themba Masuku