President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 8pm on developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of Covid-19.
In his last address, Ramaphosa announced the immediate re-banning of alcohol sales, while maintaining the current, national level three lockdown. He also announced the opening of parks for exercise and the implementation of a national curfew between 9pm and 4am, which will come into effect from Monday night.
“By taking these measures, we are fully aware that they impose unwelcome restrictions on people’s lives and their movement,” Ramaphosa said. “They are, however, necessary to see us through the peak of the disease.”
The president’s address on Thursday follows a number of meetings of the Cabinet and the National Coronavirus Command Council.
Please note that the stream will begin at 8pm.