President Cyril Ramaphosa visited the Eastern Cape today, as part of monitoring how the Province is dealing with the rising numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in the area. The President was received by Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane at Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth, joined by Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize - who has been in the province since Monday - and the MECs. Both the President and Minister Mkhize have expressed their happiness when it comes to the Eastern Cape's interventions and focuses strategy of fighting the Coronavirus - saying that the Provincial Government is on the right track.
The President was overly impressed by the Provincial Government's Masiphathisane approach, where the strategy is community based - ensuring that COVID-19 is a societal and not just a health sector matter.
Both the President and the Health Minister also commended the Province's tracing, testing and treatment strategy, capacitating of healthworkers, as well as the infrastructure readiness for patients of COVID-19
The President later visited the field hospital at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.