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National State Of Disaster Extended By Another Month

The national state of disaster has been extended by yet another month. This decision follows consultations with the Cabinet.

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma confirmed the extension by releasing a gazette. 

According to the gazette, The National State of Disaster has been extended until 15 May 2021. 

This extension is one of many, following the most recent extension which was announced last month. 

 "The extension takes into account the need to continue augmenting the existing legislation and contingency arrangements undertaken by organs of state to mitigate against the impact of the disaster on lives and livelihoods." said Minister Dlamini-Zuma.

The Minister has thanked all citizens for their efforts in curbing the spread of Covid-19. 

"All citizens are applauded and encouraged to continue observing non-pharmaceutical interventions against COVID-19. We must sustain our commitment to remain responsive, agile and compassionate as we work to save lives and protect the livelihoods of all South Africans."

The most recent Coronavirus stats, recorded on 14 April, show that South Africa has a recovery rate of 95%.

The most recent death count is 75 daily deaths, bringing the total to 53 498 deaths since the virus first hit South Africa.

The following provinces are the only provinces that have recently reported Covid-19 related deaths:

  • Gauteng 26
  • Kwa-Zulu Natal 24
  • Eastern Cape 14
  • Free State 9
  • Western Cape 2 

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