Co-operative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says the phased easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions will be announced on a weekly basis.

She was speaking at a COVID-19 National Command Council media briefing in Pretoria where she announced the extension and amendments of the lockdown regulations.

Businesses involved in emergency repairs, stores selling hardware components, vehicle repairs and call centres of retailers and short term insurance providers will now be allowed to operate.

Dlamini-Zuma says coal mines are expected to continue supplying coal for Eskom. She also says plumbing and electricity services will be allowed.