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WATCH LIVE: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on Sunday

South Africa is now among the top 10 countries with the most COVID-19 cases. At least 264,184 positive cases were reported in the country with 3,971 deaths.

FILE: President Cyril Ramaphosa visits Mpumalanga province to assess the province's state of readiness for COVID-19. Picture: @PresidencyZA/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation on Sunday evening at 8pm as the number of COVID-19 infections increase rapidly.

South Africa is now among the top 10 countries with the most COVID-19 cases. At least 264,184 positive cases were reported in the country with 3,971 deaths.

No further details have been revealed about Ramaphosa’s address.

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During his address in June, the president announced the further easing of lockdown regulations.

Since then liquor outlets have been permitted to sell alcohol from Monday to Thursday under strict conditions.

However, the sale of liquor has impacted hospitals. Health officials have raised concerns as trauma units have been overburdened by alcohol-related admissions, drying up COVID-19 resources.

Government also shared concerns about the disregard for lockdown regulations by many South Africans.

WATCH LIVE: President Cyril Ramaphosa Nation Address:

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