Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on progress in the national effort to contain the Covid-19 pandemic

My Fellow South Africans,

Since I last addressed you fourteen days ago, we have been fighting a battle on two fronts – the first against the deadly coronavirus, the second against the actions of those who have sought to create instability and chaos.

We have marshalled all of our resources to restore stability and order to KwaZulu-Natal and

Gauteng, to ensure that we stabilise the situation and ensure that the violence of two weeks ago is ended.

To address these two crises, we have to take several actions at once.

Firstly, we have to contain the spread of the coronavirus and limit its impact on economic activity.

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