Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa will address South Africa on developments on Sunday night with the country’s risk-adjusted strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The presidency said Saturday night that Ramaphosa met with the Cabinet, the National Coronavirus Command Council and the President’s Coordinating Council, which are considering the prospect of a level 4 to level 3 deviation of the coronavirus levels.
Ramaphosa also met with business, trade unions, Nedlac, leaders of political parties represented in parliament, traditional leaders, religious leaders, the South African Council of Churches and the tourism industry on the ongoing health, social and economic impact of the pandemic. According to the presidency, the tourism industry is the largest private sector employer.
Ramaphosa last spoke to the country on May 13, saying that South Africa was expected to move to coronavirus level 3 by the end of the month.
When will Ramaphosa be addressing the nation?
The president’s speech is expected to begin at 7 PM and will be broadcast live.