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

My Fellow South Africans,

Two weeks ago I announced a set of additional measures to contain the spread of the

In deciding to introduce these additional measures, Cabinet followed scientific advice provided by the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 and deliberations of the National Coronavirus Command Council.

These measures were urgent and they were absolutely necessary to contain the third wave, which is being fuelled by the new Delta variant.

It remains our priority to break the chain of transmission by limiting social contact.

For the last two weeks, the country has been on adjusted alert level 4.

This was indicative of a high risk of transmission.

When I last addressed you, I indicated that we would assess the situation after 14 days and determine what adjustments may be required.

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