Things you need to know about Cyril Ramaphosa's address

Things you need to know about Cyril Ramaphosa's address

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's address to the nation on Sunday night, these are the developments on the regulations you need to keep in mind.

President Cyril Ramaphosa
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President Cyril Ramaphosa has pulled the plug on the sale and distribution of alcohol in an attempt to free up beds in trauma units. In an added measure to discourage social gatherings, the president also reintroduced a curfew of 9 pm until 4 am, except for those who travel to work and who are seeking medical assistance. The curfew will take effect from Monday, 13 July, at 9 pm.

While many were calling for the country or parts of it to return to level 5 of the lockdown, the President explained that National Coronavirus Command Council and Cabinet decided against that suggestion due to the fact that our economy would not survive stricter regulations.

"The advice we have received is that taking this step now would not necessarily achieve a significant reduction in the rate of transmission and would come at an extraordinary economic cost, putting more livelihoods at risk and potentially causing long-lasting social harm," he said.

Take a look at the regulations as announced by the President on 12 July 2020:

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