The Presidency has confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation tonight at 8pm. Picture: Siyabulela Duda/GCIS
The Presidency has confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation tonight at 8pm. Picture: Siyabulela Duda/GCIS

Family meeting: Ramaphosa set to address nation at 8pm

By Yasmine Jacobs Time of article published Sep 12, 2021

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The Presidency has confirmed that President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation tonight at 8pm.

He is expected to speak about developments in the country’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The President’s address follows meetings of the National Coronavirus Command Council, the President’s Co-ordinating Council and Cabinet.

“As South Africa rolls out its Covid-19 vaccination programme, government and social partners are continuously monitoring infection, treatment, recovery and vaccination rates, as well as compliance with health regulations and other prevention measures,” the Presidency said in a statement.

The meetings are held against the backdrop of the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases, which stands at 2 854 234, with 5309 new cases.

The total number of Covid-related deaths stand at 84 751 and the cumulative number of recoveries stands at 2 663 607.

Earlier this week, it was reported that children aged 12 and older are now eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine.

The South African Product Health Regulatory Authority (Saphra) on Friday approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine for children.

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