Remarks by Minister Ebrahim Patel during NCOP debate on Government’s response to the Covid Pandemic. 23 June 2020.
Thank you for the invitation to participate in the debate on Government’s response to the Covid Pandemic.
My colleague, Minister Dlamini-Zuma has set out the overall context of the pandemic globally and the response that was put in place by Cabinet in South Africa, when the first local infections became clear. I will build on her remarks, and look at a few of the economic interventions.