As COVID-19 infections continue to rapidly increase and with fears that the country is officially on a third wave, President Cyril Ramaphosa will be locked in several meetings on Tuesday in a bid to find a better response to the pandemic.

South Africa is on Alert Level two of the national lockdown.

But it seems regulations under this level are failing to curb the fast-increasing number of infections.

For the past seven days, the country recorded COVID-19 infections well over 20 000 prompting government to take action.

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Today, President Ramaphosa will have back-to-back meetings to respond to the fast-increasing numbers.

Firstly later this morning, he will convene a meeting of the National Coronavirus Command Council where the Department of Health will make a presentation.

Later in the day, he will preside over the meeting of all Premiers and in the afternoon he will chair the Cabinet.

At the end of all these meetings, the President may be expected to update the nation on a day still to be communicated.

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