President Cyril Ramaphosa will spend his Sunday dedicated to the National State of Disaster recently implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The President began the day with a consultation between himself and business leaders at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Here, he discussed pressing matters with various stakeholders, including communities of faith and the nation’s political leadership.
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“These leaders will have an opportunity to outline the impact of the disaster on businesses and the economy at large, and engage recommendations to mitigate the impact of the outbreak on the economy at large,” the Presidency said.
Various stakeholders congratulated the president on his management of the State of Disaster and encouraged the nation to remain calm and adhere to regulations in order to combat the virus effectively.
The president is also expected to have meetings with various leaders of political parties with seats in Parliament.
Later today, president Ramaphosa will chair a meeting with the National Command Council to provide an update on the coronavirus outbreak, and the progresses and challenges related to the newly-implemented regulations during a state of disaster. He will also announce more stringent measures to protect the country from the devastating effects of the pandemic, as well as the financial implications.
President Ramaphosa will address the nation in a broadcast on radio and television, and live streamed online on the council’s deliberations.