The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has ordered all soldiers to return to work as it sets up four field hospitals to deal with COVID-19.
The Sunday Independent reports that SANDF is setting up four field hospitals valued at R50 million.
The newspaper added that the army is also planning to convert 2010 Soccer World Cup stadiums into countrywide field hospitals.
A senior SANDF official told the paper that FNB Stadium and Moses Mabhida Stadium were among the four venues.
Two weeks ago President Cyril Ramaphosa warned the country that the “worst is still coming.”
The president has deployed more than 73 000 soldiers in addition to the initial 2 820 army personnel that were sent out to help the police enforce lockdown regulation.
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