Ramaphosa expected to address nation soon

2021-Sep-08   05:55

Ramaphosa expected to address nation soon
President Cyril Ramaphosa will soon address the nation on the way forward to achieve population immunity through COVID-19 vaccination, as well as to continue protecting lives and livelihoods.
Source: Presidency/Twitter

- Dimakatso Genkoe

President Cyril Ramaphosa will soon address the nation on the way forward to achieve population immunity through COVID-19 vaccination, as well as to continue protecting lives and livelihoods.

So said the Government Communications and Information Systems (GCIS), which said the president has already met the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) on Tuesday.

GCIS said the government will in the coming days hold consultations with political parties and the religious sector on the response to COVID-19.

“The NCCC agreed that the government will in the coming days hold consultations with political parties and the religious sector on the observance of safety measures,” GCIS said in a statement.

With the latest COVID-19 statistics in the country, it’s still unclear whether government is considering moving the country from the current lockdown level or not.

But GCIS said the president will also talk about the conditions that would apply to a relaxation of regulations and directions linked to the national state of disaster.

On Tuesday 5372 new COVID-19 cases were registered and 282 people died from the coronavirus complications.

 

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