Mpumalanga Tourism MEC Pat Ngomane has announced that the provincial goverment has earmarked five nature reserves as quaratine centres to accommodate people who might need to be isolated as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads in South Africa. 

For those who can’t self-isolate at home, they will be taken to these nature reserves to receive medical attention and the facilities are available for any person irrespective of the province they come from.

“We have identified some areas, which we are going to use working hand in gloves with the Department of Health, where we are going to house people who are suspected, who will have the need to be quarantined," said Ngomane. "Any South African across the country is going to be allowed, as long the Department of Health is going to advice.”

“We have made provision for five of our facilities which are Andova Nature Reserves, Manyeleti Nature Reserves, SS Skhosana Nature Reserves, Kroomdrai Camp of SongiMvelo and Zithabiseni Resort," said Nobunga. Ngomane explained that the five nature reserves will provide a total number of 675 beds.