South Africa’s Deputy President David Mabuza visits free state province amid COVID-19 level 3 reopening

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South Africa ‘s Deputy President David Mabuza will on Friday June 5, 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 follows 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.

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

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.

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