President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation in the coming days on the latest developments to the country’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The government on Tuesday said that the address will also focus on the way forward to achieve population immunity through vaccination.
“The president will address the nation on the way forward to achieve population immunity through vaccination, to continue the protection of lives and livelihoods and the conditions that would apply to a relaxation of regulations and directions linked to the national state of disaster,” said government spokesperson Phumla Williams.
The update comes after the president chaired meetings of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) and the President Coordinating Council earlier on Tuesday 7 September.
“The meetings reflected on the rate of Covid-19 infections and vaccinations, and assessed the Covid-19 prevention measures in force under the Adjusted Level 3 of the national state of disaster.”
“The NCCC agreed that government will in the coming days hold consultations with political parties and the religious sector on the observance of safety measures.”
A date is yet to be given for the president’s address.
On Monday, South Africa recorded 4,118 new cases of Covid-19, taking the total reported to 2,824,063. The number of new cases is the lowest reported since early June.