MBABANE : The Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union ( SWADNU) has welcomed government’s one month extension of the National State Of Emergency but demand practical action.
Reached for comments by this Swaziland News, Bheki Mamba, the SWADNU President said as a union they expect government to use the one-month extension to intensify the fight against the virus.
\"The extension of the State of Emergency was always inevitable considering the fact that the country\'s COVID 19 curve is not flattening. We demand practical, meaningful and realistic action from Government. Normally a state Of Emergency is declared to give governments enough time to gather and pile up resources to contain the obtaining situation. Government declared a State Of Emergency 2 months ago, but as we speak there are no available resources that can be used to fight the virus.There is no medication, PPE\'s and testing kits.Ambulances are breaking down with patients on board.Government has failed us for the past two months, we will surely need a miracle to turn things around within n a month\" he said.
Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini announced on Friday that the State of Emergency will be extended by a month. He said this was meant to strengthening the fight against the virus.
Nurses during strike