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Ramaphosa: Coronavirus a state of disaster

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Ramaphosa concludes address. 

Ramaphosa: We cannot allow ourselves to be controlled by fear and panic.

Ramaphosa: It is clear that this disease will be disruptive. 

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Ramaphosa: In the last few weeks, we have seen a dramatic drop in economic activity.

Ramaphosa recommends South Africans use the elbow greeting. 

Ramaphosa stresses the importance of personal basic hygiene. Says we must minimise minimum contact with people. 

Schools will be closed on 18 March. 

Gatherings of more than 100 people have been prohibited. Govt events, such Human Rights Day have been cancelled. 

Ramaphosa says we now have internal transmissions. 

Ramaphosa says travel bans implemented immediately.

Govt implements travel bans.

SA will limit contact between persons with people who may have been impacted

Ramaphosa says there are now 61 cases in the country. 

Ramaphosa begins his nation address. 

Ramaphosa's address has been delayed. Apparently he is still testing the autocue. He was initially meant to give the address at 5 pm, then later postponed to 6 pm.

To track the latest developments around the coronavirus both in South Africa and abroad, click on the live status report from Strategix.

EWN visited the Ranch Resort in Limpopo - the quarantine site for the repatriated South Africans from Wuhan, China. Here's a look outside the resort.

On Saturday, South Africans repatriated from Wuhan in China finally touched down on home soil after the deadly coronavirus hit the area. They were transported to the Ranch Resort in Polokwane, Limpopo where they will be quarantined for 21 days.

The meeting takes place as the health department announced 13 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number to 51 so far.

President Ramaphosa is expected to brief the nation this evening at 6 pm on what active steps government is going to be doing to curb the further widespread of the coronavirus.