Siya Kolisi tackles Covid-19 fight as lockdown extended

Springboks and Stormers captain Siya Kolisi is doing his bit to help fight the coronavirus pandemic in his home province of Eastern Cape after donating life-saving gear with his foundation, which has taken a firm stance against Covid-19.

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As beneficiaries of the interventions by Kolisi’s foundation, the Eastern Cape Health Department recently received a donation of protective gear and sanitisers, much-needed resources needed to romp up on efforts to stay the continued spread of the virus. This was ahead of the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that the lockdown in the country will be extended until the end of April after 89 new cases of coronavirus were recorded on Thursday.

Livingstone Hospital in Eastern Cape has received a welcome donation of protective gear and supplies from World Cup-winning Springbok captain Siya Kolisi’s Kolisi Foundation (Image: Supplied).

The supplies donated comprised 1 000 face masks, 2 000 litres of sanitisers, 500 facial visors, as well as 1 000 bottles of 50ml hand sanitisers and went to the Livingstone Hospital, which has been one of the main quarantine facilities in the Eastern Cape.

In Port Elizabeth, we just wanted to show support to the people who risk their lives to fight this virus. I still have a lot of friends and family that live in the city and I wanted to reach out and do what is best. I know that it is not enough but we just wanted to add our bit,” said Kolisi.