On Monday, President Cyril Ramaphonce delivered his statement to the nation in which heannounced an escalation of measures to combat the spread of the global pandemic, COVID 19 (Coronavirus). Mainly, the government has decided to enforce a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days with effect from midnight on Thursday, 21 March until 16 April 2020.
In compliance with the lockdown, we have decided to close the Kaizer Chiefs Village and all our operations during this time to ensure we play our role in helping flatten the curve and minimise the number infections.
In addition, KCdigistore services will also be suspended until the end of April as deliveries cannot be fulfilled during this nation-wide lockdown.
We are aware that a number of our supporters have passed on and there will funerals taking place. As per the call we made last week, we call on all Kaizer Chiefs supporters to take care and observe all the prescribed precautionary measures to avoid contracting and spreading of the pandemic.
During this period, we once again discourage Kaizer Chiefs supporters and branches from attending events, gathering and holding any meetings. This is in accordance with the statements (15 March and 23 March) by President Cyril Ramaphosa on measures to combat COVID-19 pandemic. We know it is not easy but it is upon us to ensure that no lives are lost to the pandemic until a solution is found.
We encourage social distancing by prohibiting gatherings of more than 100 people for any event. Furthermore, the President stated that where small gatherings are unavoidable, organisers will need to put in place stringent measures of prevention and control.
The wellbeing of the supporters and South Africans is of great concern to us at this critical time. We urge the supporters to follow government guidelines regarding hygiene to ensure the wellbeing of everybody. Let’s wash hands, use sanitisers and eat healthy food.
We wish all those in the line of duty during this time lots strength and good health as they will be providing essential services to the citizens.