President to visit Mpumalanga to assess COVID-19 readiness


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President Cyril Ramaphosa will head to Mpumalanga on Friday to assess the province’s response to the pandemic.

As part of his COVID-19 readiness oversight visits, the President will visit the Ehlanzeni District Municipality to assess the preparation measures being taken to ensure the safety of Mpumalanga’s residents. 
This comes after his oversight visits to Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape to evaluate the fight against COVID-19.

The number of cases within the province currently accounts for 0.8% of infections within South Africa.

The visit will begin once Ramaphosa has received a presentation from the Provincial Command Council on the province’s COVID-19 response strategy.

He will then proceed to the Cyril Clarke Secondary School to monitor progress made in the prevention and management of the impact and spread of the virus in schools. 

The visit will culminate in a visit to the Rob Ferreira Hospital as a designated hospital for managing the COVID-19 cases.

President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane on his inspection of COVID-19 facilities.