Braamfontein – In a bid to boost the fight against the transmission of the corona virus in the workplace luxury clothing manufacturer Polo South Africa recently donated 25 000 face masks to the City of Joburg.
The donation was the first batch of 50 000 face masks the company is providing to municipal employees and councillors, most of whom are on the frontline of combating the pandemic.
Health and Social Development MMC Eunice Mgcina received the donation last Thursday at the Metro Centre in Braamfontein.
Polo SA managing-director Mark Oliver said the company is motivated to contribute 25 000 face masks to metropolitan areas in the country, to combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This is our small way of supporting the call from our President to come together to fight this crisis. It is our way of caring for our communities in this time of extreme crisis,” Oliver said.
MMC Mgcina said the face masks would boost stocks of much-needed protective equipment for the City’s health workers.
“This is a true demonstration of beneficial public and private partnerships, and government could not carry out the fight against the spread of the pandemic alone. We are grateful that this positive response continues, as demonstrated by Polo SA. We will make sure that this donation reaches all staff members, some of whom are on the frontline in the fight against this disease,” Mgcina said.