Let us remain united, hopeful and determined as ever to face down this challenge.
May God continue to bless South Africa and protect her people.
I thank you.
LIVE BLOG: SA moves to level 1 lockdown
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his latest address to the nation on the latest regarding the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.
Once healthcare workers are vaccinated, we will begin with phase 2 of the roll out in late April to early May. This will include elderly, essential workers, institutional workers and those with comobordities. Many more sites will be activated to reach as many people in the shortest possible time. An agreement with J&J has been reached to receive a total of 11 million doses. 20 million does will be secured from Phizer. 12 million has been secured from the Covax facility.
Under current lockdown restrictions, the sale of alcohol is only permitted from Mondays to Thursdays between 10am - 6pm, on-site alcohol consumption of alcohol is allowed between 10am and 10pm, faith-based gatherings are restricted to 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors and the daily curfew is between 11am and 4pm.
South Africa is still currently under adjusted lockdown level 3 restrictions. Ramaphosa is expected to announce how the lockdown will be adjusted going into the month of March, as schools and businesses are in full swing for the year already.