President Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Monday night. In the address to South Africans, President Ramaphosa said that there are now 1326 confirmed cases in the country.
We worry about those who do not realize the severity of the disease. We are sad that three South Africans have died in the last few days due to the disease the President said.
The President started addressing the nation by saying the restriction that extreme measures we had to take in response to the pandemic. It has affected our lives and the economy. It spreads rapidly around the world. More than 35,000 people have died.
Once again I urge every South African to stay home for the next 17 days. Just leave the house for essential supplies such as food or medical treatment. Only workers who provide essential services can go to work the president said.
While addressing the nation President Ramaphosa said “We are particularly concerned about the impact of the restriction on entrepreneurs and informal businesses. We try to give them relief. We know there are many South Africans stranded overseas. We pay attention to them.”
See the full address to the nation below:
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