NW FOCUSES ON RUSTENBURG AS EFFORTS TO CONTAIN COVID-19 SPREAD CONTINUE

Rustenburg – Efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the North West Province will this
week be intensified as the provincial government, led by Premier Prof Tebogo Job
Mokgoro, will tomorrow Tuesday, 07 April 2020, be in Bojanala Platinum District for a
whole week mass screening, testing and contact tracing programme in Rustenburg, and
initial distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at the Rustenburg taxi rank.
As part of this co-ordinated programme, the province will also finalise the process of
confirming facilities which will be used as quarantine sites for COVID-19 patients and
shelters for the homeless in the Bojanala Platinum District.
The mass screening, testing and tracing programme will be rolled out in Tlhabane and
Geelhout Park in Rustenburg from tomorrow until Thursday, and move to Brits in
Madibeng Local Municipality from Friday until Sunday.
The distribution of masks, gloves, sanitizers and soaps which will be launched in
Rustenburg taxi rank, will from tomorrow take place at various taxi and bus ranks for use
by commuters and drivers across the province.
Rustenburg taxi rank is the biggest in the North West Province, and the highest number of
COVID-19 positive cases in the province is as confirmed by the Minister of Health, in
Rustenburg.
Premier Mokgoro who will be leading the Provincial Command Council has reiterated the
provincial government’s commitment to ensuring that measures put in place such as

maintaining social distance, will be adhered to during the these programmes which will
also be rolled-out to other Districts in the coming weeks.
Members of the media are invited to cover the provincial programme scheduled as
follows:
DATE : Tuesday, 07 April 2020
TIME : 08h00
VENUE : Launch of the Personal Protective Clothing distribution
programme
Rustenburg Taxi Rank
TIME : 10h00
VENUE : Roll-out of the Mass Screening, Testing and Contact Tracing
Tlhabane
ENDS
Issued by Office of the Premier
For more information, contact
Vuyisile Ngesi
Spokesperson
Office of the Premier
061 056 3623
vngesi@nwpg.gov.za