The office of Eastern Cape Premier, Oscar Mabuyane Mabuyane says he will continue to give direction to the province while he is in self-isolation. This after one of his core staff members tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Premier’s spokesperson Mvusiwekhaya Sicwetsha says government officials are crisscrossing the province to ensure a smooth transition to Level 3 of the lockdown despite a cancelled media briefing that was scheduled for Sunday.

Mabuyane is expected to do a second COVID-19 test whilst quarantining.

In a statement, the Premier revealed that all public activities for the premier have been cancelled.

“All the public activities of the premier, including the weekly media briefing scheduled for Sunday, 31 May 2020, to update the people of our province about the status of the implementation of the COVID-19 containment and mitigation strategy; the school reopening monitoring visit to ensure schools are implementing COVID-19 prevention measures; monitoring of the payment of social grants in line with the directives of the provincial Executive Council and visits to manufacturing plants in the economic hubs of the province are now cancelled,” reads the statement.