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COVID-19 crisis:SNAT calls for total shutdown of other towns.

Monday, 27th April, 2020

MBABANE:Sikelela Dlamini, the Secretary General of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT) has called upon government to shutdown other towns and cities in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Speaking to this Swaziland News shortly after the announcement of the Manzini total shutdown, the Secretary General said for this to be more effective, the country should implement a total shutdown of all the towns and cities.

“We need a total shutdown of all the towns and cities at least for 20 days so we can be able to contain the virus and flatten the curve” said the SNAT boss.

On Sunday, William Dlamini, the National Commissioner of Police announced that travel in and out of Manzini will be strictly restricted with effect from Monday. The decision comes after the Ministry of Health revealed the growing numbers of confirmed COVID-19 within the region.

 “It is clear that a lot of infections are happening in Manzini so from tomorrow, no one will be getting in or leaving Manzini. However, those with written permissions to go there for special essential duties will be allowed” said the National Commissioner. 

COVID-19 crisis:SNAT calls for total shutdown of other towns.
Mbabane capital city