President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 20h00 today on developments in relation to the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The address follows a meeting on Sunday of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) and special sessions today of the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC) and Cabinet.

The address will be broadcast and streamed on a range of platforms that are accessible to South Africans and international audiences. South Africa is struggling with the spread of the virus.   The country has recorded more than a million cases.

More than 26 000 people have died from COVID-19.  The President’s address will be streamed live on the SABC You Tube channel: 

Earlier, Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has acknowledged that further restrictions need to be enforced to help slow the spread of the second wave of coronavirus.

Mkhize says restrictions should be placed on hotspot areas.

“Now that the numbers are increasing, it is going to be important for us to make sure there are further restrictions. We have to talk about restrictions in terms of gatherings and risk areas that we have seen people behaving in a manner that created congestion and easy spread of the infection. I cannot make any speculation on levels, but I do believe that we need some ways of strengthening the containment measures.” Mkhize urges South Africans to abide by COVID-19 regulations:

The latest coronavirus stats in SA: