President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation this week again due to the number of Covid-19 cases continue to rise.
“He said it is now long overdue for him to address the nation and it will be coming up this week” Ramaphosa confirmed when he spoke to Leanne Manas over the weekend.
The daily stats shows a definite increase in positive cases and the concern is that the average daily new cases between 25 September and 1 October was 1,706. Ramaphosa warned that the return of a hard lockdown was on the cards unless there is a decline in the number of cases.
“Looking at the statistics, we can now safely say that we are definitely going back into a hard lockdown if there is no urgent and drastic change in behaviors” said Zikalala. According to Zikalala the second wave of Covid-19 will be “stronger and deadlier” – not only in deaths, but also in terms of economic hardship.
He zoned in on the “reckless trading in alcohol” which has the “potential to derail all the progress we have made in preparing our healthcare system for a potential onslaught of Covid-19”
“People have dropped their guard. They have stopped wearing masks with integrity” he said.