President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on government’s response to COVID-19. The lockdown level 3 will be extended until 15th August 2020


President Ramaphosa has announced the sale, purchase and distribution of alcohol has been suspended with immediate effect.

This is to ensure that alcohol-related trauma does not strain the stretched hospital resources.

Ramaphosa: A curfew will be put in place for between 9 pm and 4 am. Curfew to take effect on Monday, 13 July 2020

Ramaphosa: Sale of alcohol has resulted in a strain in hospital resources

Ramaphosa: Long distance taxi trips will have to adhere to 70% load capacity while short trips will increase to 100%. 

Ramaphosa says this will only happen if the taxi industry to adhere to safety regulations. null

Ramaphosa says building owners are now legally obliged to require people to wear face masks.

Ramaphosa: In order to reduce the rate of transmission, it is therefore important that we enforce the wearing of masks. 

Ramaphosa says Cabinet has decided country will remain at alert level 3.

Ramaphosa: The advice we received is that taking this decision will not result in major decline in infections.

Ramaphosa: In the light of the increase rate of infections, the NCC has considered whether we should return all or most parts of the country to alert level 4 or 5.null

Ramaphosa: in several provinces, some people can receive their COVID-19 test results via WhatsApp and details required. 

Ramaphosa says this can help make the work of healthcare workers much more easier.

Ramaphosa says gender-based violence programmes will also be introduced at district level.