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Creecy outlines activities allowed under the Covid-19 Lockdown Level 3

2nd June 2020 Hunting, self-drive visits to private or public game reserves and national parks, and recreational fishing are among the activities to be allowed under Level 3, Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy has announced.   

Minister, MECs commit to post-Covid-19 recovery plan for the tourism sector

18th May 2020 Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane and tourism sector MECs on Friday committed to creating a post-Covid-19 recovery plan for the sector, which has been severely impacted by restrictions implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19. The Minister and MECs discussed this during an emergency... 

Zithabiseni Resort a workable quarantine site – Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks

30th April 2020 The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) on Thursday assured that the  Zithabiseni Resort and Conference Centre (ZRCC) is a feasible quarantine site for Covid-19 patients. MTPA spokesperson Kholofelo Nkambule revealed that there were 115 people quarantined at the site: 20 of those are... 

Mpumalanga hospital closes after official tests positive for Covid-19

30th April 2020 Mpumalanga MEC Sasekani Manzini has temporarily closed down the Mapulaneng Hospital in Bushbuckridge, in Mpumalanga after a hospital official tested positive for the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Manzini visited the facility on Wednesday and coordinated with management and organised labour on the... 

Mkhize calls for more testing in Nelson Mandela Bay

23rd April 2020 Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says more tests need to be conducted in Nelson Mandela Bay, in the Eastern Cape, owing to a mismatch between the number of Covid-19 deaths and positive cases in the area. He said it was concerning that out of 167 people, 1 000 contacts were identified. 

Cecilia Makiwane Hospital to be revamped to accommodate Covid-19 patients

21st April 2020 Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize met with Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane and Health MEC Sindisiwe Gomba on Tuesday, to assess the conversion project at the Cecilia Makiwane Hospital, in the Eastern Cape, in which a derelict part of the hospital would be converted to accommodate additional... 

Mkhize joins door-to-door screening in Mpumalanga

16th April 2020 Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize on Thursday joined frontline health workers on a door-to-door screening of community members for the coronavirus, in Ermelo, in Mpumalanga and applauded them for their work, while urging them to continue screening efforts. He revealed that Mpumalanga has already... 

Mpumalanga govt launches Covid-19 command centre, app

9th April 2020 Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane has launched the province’s first Covid-19 Command Centre and a tracking App, in Mbombela, on Thursday. According to Mtsweni-Tsipane, the Command Centre and the tracking App will help in tracking patients who have tested positive for the virus and to... 

Mpumalanga households receive buckets of sanitisers to combat Covid-19

9th April 2020 Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane on Wednesday delivered two trucks full of sanitisers to the Siyabuswa community in Mpumalanga, as part of government’s efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). Mtshweni-Tsipane said the mission was to ensure that each household was... 

SMMEs urged to apply for Covid-19 Tourism Relief Fund

7th April 2020 As part of government efforts to ease the financial burden of the coronavirus on the local tourism sector, the Department of Tourism has launched the Covid-19 Tourism Relief Fund, aimed at small, medium-sized and microenterprises. Applications open on Tuesday, April 7 and close on May 30. SMMEs... 

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