22 April 2020: During the current COVID-19 pandemic, hygiene at funerals has become of paramount importance. As current evidence from the World Health Organisation reports, the virus can be transferred from one surface to another by contaminated hands, which is why hand hygiene is extremely important to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Over the weekend, Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize has this to say; “We see when people are digging and covering the graves, that they pass a spade to each other to pour the sand. When they come back from the graveyards, they wash hands in one basin and have a buffet meal, where they use the same spoons to dish up. These issues are a real challenge and this is now a new reality that we have to be aware of.”
Now more than ever, mo-Wash (a mobile hand-washer unit) is meeting a great need in South Africa, as its entrepreneurs provide a practical and cost effective solution to the market, aimed at tackling the challenge of maintaining good hygiene at funerals.
mo-Wash has a hands-free water delivery system with a timer that controls water flow, a solar panel to power the water station, plus a battery option, and even Wi-Fi. The unit delivers a powerful 10-second wash, but the owner can adjust the settings according to his or her needs. Unlike other competitors, the unit does not require a foot pump.
“mo-Wash is dedicated to educating the public on the importance of handwashing rituals and the role they play in preventing the spread of COVID-19,” says Godfrey Sono. Our business is considered an essential service, because it provides a much needed hygiene solution at funerals, and we are proud to serve our country during these difficult times.”
It is no surprise that regular handwashing can help prevent illness and is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. mo-Wash are open for hiring their services from major events to family gatherings, provided they prescribe to the lockdown regulations of not exceeding 50 people at once.