President Cyril Ramaphosa Picture :Phando Jikelo/African News Agency/ANA
President Cyril Ramaphosa Picture :Phando Jikelo/African News Agency/ANA

Ramaphosa confirms family meeting at 8pm today

By Se-Anne Rall Time of article published Jan 11, 2021

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DURBAN – President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation at 8pm today.

The Presidency has confirmed Ramaphosa will provide feedback on the latest developments in relation to the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

His address follows a series of meetings with the National Coronavirus Command Council, the President's Co-ordinating Council and the cabinet.

Ramaphosa also hosted a virtual meeting on Sunday between the government and interfaith leaders regarding the Covid-19 Risk Adjusted Strategy, an inclusive national effort that enables adaptive responses to the pandemic.

According to the Presidency, the engagement focused on the unfolding pandemic in the country and on the continent, including efforts to secure vaccines for all.

Last month, Ramaphosa placed the country on an adjusted level 3 lockdown. It is widely speculated tonight’s address could see harsher regulations being implemented due to the country’s growing Covid-19 cases.

As per the latest from the Department of Health, SA has a cumulative total of 1 231 597 positive cases, with 33 163 deaths and 966 368 recoveries.

Last week, Mkhize said the country was expected to receive 1.5 million doses of the Covid vaccine. He said 1 million doses were due to arrive by the end of the month and the remainder by next month.


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