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Deputy President David Mabuza visits Free State Province, 5 Jun

Deputy President David Mabuza will on Friday 5 June 2020 visit the Free State Province as the country enters Alert Level 3 of the risk-adjusted approach to easing the nationwide lockdown.

The visit to Mangaung is as a result of the decision by the National Coronavirus Command Council that the President and the Deputy President should assess the state of readiness of all provinces, in terms of functionality of provincial and district coronavirus response structures. Other areas of focus will be the state of readiness of provincial health infrastructure in responding to the coronavirus pandemic and the extent of the reach of economic and social coronavirus relief measures to those that these interventions are intended for.

Support the president as he leads the countys response to the pandemic.

The Free State visit is a continuation of the work of government to flatten the curve and save lives.

The Deputy President visits Mangaung as the epicentre of the coronavirus infections in the Free State province. During this visit Deputy President Mabuza will be joined by Premier Sisi Ntombela in visiting the provincial Health Command Centre, the Universitas Hospital that has been designated as the provincial centre for isolation and treatment of people infected with coronavirus, as well as address newly recruited nurses and social workers employed to support the implementing of the provincial coronavirus response plan.

The move to Alert Level 3 calls on every South African to play an active role in saving lives and preserving livelihood of all citizens.

Media are invited to cover the visit as follows:
Friday, 5 June 2020
Media Programme

Briefing to the Deputy President by the Premier
Central University of Technology
Photo Opportunity

Visit and inspection of Health Command Centre
Bophelo House
Media in attendance

Handover of appointment letters to newly recruited Nurses and Social Workers
Bophelo House
Media in attendance

Visit to Universitas Hospital
Media in attendance

Members of the media who wish to cover the visit by the Deputy President are requested to confirm their attendance with Nthabiseng Dophoko on 082 9013466 or Nthabiseng.diphoko@fspremier.gov.za.

Media enquiries:
Matshepo Seedat
Cell: 082 679 9473
E-mail: Matshepo@gmail.com

Sejhaba Maphalla
Cell: 071 302 2591
E-mail: Setjhaba.maphalla@fspremier.gov.za.



Source: Government of South Africa

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