EC Premier Mabuyane reiterates importance of helping fight COVID-19

Nelson Mandela Bay has emerged as an infection hotspot and residents have now been slapped with tighter curbs.

FILE: Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane. Picture: @OscarMabuyane/Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - The Eastern Cape government has reiterated the importance of all residents helping to fight COVID-19.

Nelson Mandela Bay has emerged as an infection hotspot and residents have now been slapped with tighter curbs.

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The Eastern Cape has just over 8,200 active COVID-19 cases.

Nearly 132,150 people have tested positive for the disease in the province. Of these, more than 119,200 have recovered.

The provincial coronavirus command council will on Friday meet to expedite the implementation of measures announced by the president.

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Premier Oscar Mabuyane has stressed all the province’s residents have to do their bit by simply wearing masks in public, by social distancing and sanitising hands.

The provincial government has welcomed the latest decision on initiation ceremonies which are now allowed, except in Nelson Mandela Bay.

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