CAPE TOWN- President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 19:00 on Wednesday regarding the developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Evidence showing the decline in Covid-19 transmissions has led government to consider easing lockdown restrictions, including the curfew, sale of alcohol, religious gatherings, and travel restrictions.
The address follows meetings with the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC), the President’s Coordinating Council, and a special sitting of Cabinet throughout the week.
The President is expected to discuss the possibility of relaxing some lockdown regulations, which could indicate the country could go to level one.
Health minister Zweli Mkhize said earlier this week that the number of Covid-19 cases in the country continues to decline.
“Since the 22nd of August we have reported under 3000 cases a day- at the height of the epidemic during the month of July we would report anything between 10 000 and 15 000 cases a day,” he said.
President @CyrilRamaphosa will address the nation at 19:00 today, Wednesday, 16 September 2020, on developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted response to the COVID-19 pandemic. https://t.co/WDexthK6hb
— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) September 16, 2020
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