Thursday, 23 July 2020 18:40

 

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 8pm tonight on the risk-adjustment strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19.

According to the Presidency, the address follows a number of meetings of the Cabinet and the National Coronavirus Command Council.

There has been speculation that schools will be closed for another two weeks.

Teachers, parents and pupils have been in limbo over whether schools will stay open because as the government discussed the way forward, unions proposed that schools be closed amid the surge of the virus.

The trade-off between keeping schools open to salvage the academic year versus closing them as coronavirus infections rise daily, has been extensively considered in the past months. Schools were closed for more than two months after the government imposed a nationwide lockdown in March.

They were, however, opened for matriculants and grade 7s on June 8, while more grades returned to physically attend school on July 6.

Watch Live President Cyril Ramaphosa Address Below:

Courtesy of SABC.