Wednesday, 17 June 2020 18:35


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President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation tonight at 8pm on developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19.

The president’s address follows a number of meetings of the cabinet, the National Coronavirus Command Council and the Presidential Coordinating Council.

Ramaphosa is expected to announce further easing of the level 3 lockdown regulations.

South Africa is on Level 3 of the lockdown and the government is facing several court cases regarding the regulations.

The country has been in a lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus since March. On June 1, the lockdown was eased to level 3 of the risk-adjusted strategy, which saw the majority of the economy open up and about 16-million people return to work. But some sectors, such as tourism, which contributes nearly 9% to GDP, have been left out in the cold.

Last week, the NCC tabled a number of recommendations regarding moderating level 3 of the lockdown, but the cabinet wants advice from health experts before adopting them.

You can follow the address live below:

Courtesy of SABC.