Gauteng executive council outlines plans to handle coronavirus outbreak
The Gauteng executive council has outlined what it says is a comprehensive way forward in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.
Council held a briefing on Wednesday to communicate its enforcement measures.
Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku says some of the measures include a requirement that community members apply for permission to hold social gatherings.
Masuku says the plan does not need a huge budget.
The budget will definitely be coming from within what we have in our coffers, so we won't be necessarily require more money. If there is a need we will be able to use the national disaster fund that has been established by National Treasury.Dr Bandile Masuku, Gauteng Health MEC
On the issue of panic buying, Masuku says they will discuss this with business.
We are going to discuss with business in terms of limiting items ... we want to enforce the issues of restrictions and make sure that the retailers also form part of this response by enforcing it.Dr Bandile Masuku, Gauteng Health MEC
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