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President Ramaphosa visits COVID-19 quarantine facility

President Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa accompanied Gauteng premier David Makhura on a site visit to COVID-19 facilities in Gauteng. The president began his visit in Nasrec where the officials did a walkabout of quarantine facilities. The premier explained the province’s readiness for impending COVID-19 patients. Makhura said he and the provincial departments are working closely with the NICD, national and private laboratories to get accurate, timely statistics.

The premier said the province’s administration is given access to numbers of infected people and their locations before they are released nationally in order to adequately respond to the situation as it develops. The premier emphasised the role of contact tracing, saying it is the most powerful weapon in fighting against the spread of infection of the virus.

President Ramaphosa

Makhura said the relevant departments would be working constantly with experts to track and respond appropriately to the national regulations. Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community. Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp.

The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.

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Cassper Nyovest

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Source: IOL