President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation this evening on the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 8 pm address was announced by the health ministry on Saturday following a special national coronavirus command council convened to receive a report from scientists on the prevalence of the Delta variant in the country.
South Africa is currently battling with the third wave of the coronavirus, with over 18,000 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours. Gauteng is the epicentre of the virus, as it reported close to 12,000 of the new cases.
The chair of the committee, Dr Mary Kawonga, said that that they did not believe that a move to level 5 would be a good idea, rather, they were looking at a hybrid model incorporating some level 3 restrictions with some level 4 restrictions.
The nation is waiting to hear what the head of state had to say this evening!