President Cyril Ramaphosa is slated to address the nation in a livestream on Monday, December 14. This comes just days after Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize broke the news that South Africa has now entered its second COVID-19 wave.
PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA TO ADDRESS THE NATION ON DEVELOPMENTS IN SA’S COVID-19 RESPONSE
President @CyrilRamaphosa will address the nation on Monday evening, 14 December 2020, on developments in relation to the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.#StaySafe pic.twitter.com/XFK919WdSx
— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) December 13, 2020
According to statistics released by the national Department of Health, the Western Cape currently has 152 212 positive cases as of Saturday, December 12. This means that the province contributes 17.8% of the country’s overall cases of COVID-19.
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) December 13, 2020
During the President’s last address, which took place on Thursday, December 3, he announced that the Nelson Mandela Bay region is one of the country’s biggest hotspots. He also announced the reinstatement of a 10pm curfew for the region, and that drinking alcohol on beaches and in parks has been forbidden.