He made the announcement during his address to the nation on Thursday evening. Ramaphosa also revealed that South Africa’s confirmed Covid-19 cases now stand at 1934.
He stressed that the decision to extend, the 21 days lockdown, was not taken lightly.
“Simply put, if we end the lockdown too soon or too abruptly, we risk a massive an uncontrollable resurgence of the disease” said Ramaphosa
All regulations will remain in place until the end of April.
-Intensified public health response to slow down and reduce infections
-Comprehensive package of economic support measures to assist businesses and individuals affected by the pandemic
-A programme of increased social support to protect poor and vulnerable households
The president has urged citizens to refrain from discriminating against those who have tested positive for the deadly virus.
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