President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the nation tonight
President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 8pm about the latest developments regarding Covid-19.
His spokesperson Tyron Seale confirmed on Monday that the president will address the nation after a meeting of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) and the cabinet.
The country is under lockdown level 3 with all sales and transportation of alcohol banned. Parks and beaches are closed and gatherings, except for funerals, are prohibited. A maximum of 50 people are allowed at funerals.
Ramaphosa’s address comes on the same day the country receives its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines from India.
TimesLIVE reported earlier that Ramaphosa was expected to announce a lift on the ban on sales and distribution of alcohol and a move to a lower Covid-19 lockdown level.
Ramaphosa is expected to announce a move back to lockdown level 2.
He is also expected to announce the reopening of beaches and parks and a relaxation of the curfew to 11 pm.
This comes as the country is experiencing a decrease in the number of new Covid-19 infections.
“President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 8pm today, February 1 2021, on developments in relation to the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The address follows meetings in recent days of the NCCC, the President’s Coordinating Council and cabinet,” Seale said.
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