Hard lockdown just a rumour

Hard lockdown just a rumour

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday said rumours of moving back to Alert Level 3 are not true.

During the question-and-answer session between the president and the National Council of Provinces, Ramaphosa responded to rumours that the country will be placed under another hard lockdown.

“I don’t want people to be alarmed. That is simply not true. If it gets there, I will advise the nation.”

Ramaphosa said he has received a report on Tuesday on the infection situation but is still to study the report

He said there are signs of concern, including recent superspreader events. 

Ramaphosa said rumours of moving back to Alert Level 3 are false news and should the situation change, he will communicate it.

Ramaphosa said there are concerns that as the country moves towards the festive season, people will let their guard down and infections could spike  

He encouraged South Africans to abide by preventative measures like mask-wearing, social distancing and hand washing at all times.


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