• Breaking News – Observer: Marwick Khumalo not shaken by Parliament motion to oust him.
  • Breaking News – King Mswati bans alcohol, frustrates liquor investors over multi-million shares
  • Breaking News – People living with albinism appeal for government assistance
  • Breaking News – President Ramaphsa announce more easing of lockdown, international travel to be allowed
Swaziland News Logo
Read Article Page Top

State of Emergency extension: Nurses demand COVID-19 practical action from government

Saturday, 16th May, 2020

MBABANE : The Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union ( SWADNU) has welcomed governments 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.





State of Emergency extension: Nurses demand COVID-19 practical action from government
Nurses during strike