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MBDA proud of progress at NMB Stadium COVID-19 isolation facility

May 15, 2020
MBDA proud of progress at NMB Stadium COVID-19 isolation facility

Port Elizabeth - President Cyril Ramaphosa, Premier of the Eastern Cape, Oscar Mabuyane, MEC for Health, Cynthia Gomba and the Interim Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshonono Buyeye, visited the MBDA operated Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium which has been temporarily converted into a COVID-19 isolation facility.

“The MBDA is proud of the progress made by the team in collaboration with the Municipality’s Public Health Directorate, working closely with the Department of Health," said Ashraf Adam, Chief Executive Officer, MBDA.

"As an entity of the Municipality and operator of the Stadium, we are proud to have made a small contribution through dedicated efforts of our staff.

"Our team is constantly tapping into their expansive expertise gained in executing mega-events, today they have delivered beyond expectations.”

Speaking during a tour of the facility, Interim Mayor Buyeye said; “We have has also made available the iconic Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium as an isolation site for citizens who have no means to isolate themselves due to various challenges.

"This state-of-the-art facility guarantees safe isolation during the incubation period.

"Those housed at this facility stay reasonably comfortable at their temporary home away from home. With the expected increase in mass screening and testing, the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium can accommodate up to 1 500 persons within the stadium structure. In the eventuality that additional capacity is sought, we will make use of the field”.


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