President Cyril Ramaphosa is to address the nation tonight 12 June 2020, at 20:00pm.
As of Saturday (11 July), there are now 264,184 total cases of coronavirus in South Africa. This is an increase of 13,497 cases from the 250,687 cases reported on Friday.
Total casualties in the country now sit at 3,971 casualties, with 127,715 recoveries reported to date. A total of 2.1 million tests have been conducted to date.
What we could expect
Some of the restrictions which are set to be introduced include:
- The reintroduction of the night-time curfew;
- Stricter regulations on the sale of alcohol;
- Limiting movement between provinces;
- Enforcing a limited load in minibus taxis and other modes of public transport.
Presidential spokesperson Khusela Diko confirmed to the Sunday Times that the president will address the nation on Sunday evening (12 July), but would not say what he is likely to announce.