South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday, July 3, 2020, visit the Ehlanzeni District Municipality to assess the Mpumalanga’s provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Mpumalanga province currently accounts to 0,8 percent of infections nationally.
The visit follows oversight visits by the President to Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape to evaluate the fight against COVID-19.
President Ramaphosa will commence his visit by receiving 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 managing 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 Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize; Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jackson Mthembu; Minister of Basic Education, Ms Angie Motshekga and Mpumalanga Premier, Ms Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane on his inspection of COVID-19 facilities.