WATCH LIVE: Ramaphosa addresses the nation
LIVE BLOG: SA moves up to alert level 3 effective Tuesday night
President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation following a meeting of the National Coronavirus Command Council, the President’s Coordinating Council and Cabinet.
Ramaphosa says cabinet has moved SA ato alert level 3, effective later this evening.
Curfew from 10pm to 4am
Restaurants, bars will need to close at 9pm
Gatherings limited to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors.
Funerals may not exceed 50 people
Night vigils, after tears are banned
Sale of alcohol only permitted from 10 - 6pm from Mon to Thurs, excluding public holidays.
The latest address comes amid rising COVID-19 infection rates as the country finds itself firmly in the grip of the third wave.
Overnight, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said that 5,552 new cases had been recorded, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1,752,630.
With South Africa already bumped up to lockdown level 2 currently, will President Cyril Ramaphosa announce tighter restrictions on Tuesday night?
The Presidency announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 8pm on Tuesday.
The President’s address follows a meeting of the National Coronavirus Command Council, the President’s Coordinating Council and Cabinet.