Command Council to discuss COVID-19 lockdown regulations in SA

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The National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC), which President Cyril Ramaphosa chairs, is expected to discuss the possibility of tightening lockdown regulations in light of an increase in infections in the country.

2 383 new coronavirus infections have been recorded in South Africa in the past 24-hour cycle bringing the cumulative number of cases to 1 637 848.

72 more people have succumbed to COVID-related complications.

This takes the national death toll to 55 874.



Some provinces including Gauteng, the Free State, the Northern Cape, and the North West have already entered the third wave of infections.

The latest numbers of infections continue to raise concerns for the government. However, the second rollout of COVID-19 vaccines continues without any hindrances thus far.

The elderly and those with underlying conditions are the focus for the second phase of the roll-out.

After the NCCC meeting, President Cyril Ramaphosa usually addresses the nation on how the government will further put measures in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. Anticipation is that he might put some lockdown restrictions.

President Ramaphosa raises concern about a possible third wave of coronavirus infections in SA: