President Ramaphosa Announces New Restrictions



President Cyril Ramaphosa has addressed the country again about the nation's efforts to battle the Covid-19 pandemic. You can watch the speech live online below.

He informed that country that more than 2 million coronavirus tests have been completed and more than 28 000 hospital beds have been made available for Covid-19 cases.

The country has now confirmed over 276 242 cases of Covid-19. The equates to approximately 12 000 new cases every day, or 500 new cases every hour!

Because of the increase in cases the Cabinet discussed the possibility of moving back to a higher level of lockdown - but this was dismissed. However it has been decided that the sale of alcohol will once again be banned with immediate effect.  

The government has also decided that there will be a national curfew. Click here for details of lockdown changes

You can view the President's full speech below.