South Africa COVID-19 Lockdown Extended, Ministers' Salaries Cut

 

President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended the 21-day lockdown to April 30, 2020. In his address to the nation last night, Ramaphosa said: "We are only at the beginning of a monumental struggle that demands our every resource and our every effort. Simply put, if we end the lockdown too soon or too abruptly, we risk a massive and uncontrollable resurgence of the disease."

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President Cyril Ramaphosa visits the Department of Health (DoH)’s COVID-19 Information Centre, a data centre set up to monitor and track the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The centre is housed in a secure facility at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria and from where it provides close to real-time analytics, dashboards on the coronavirus outbreak per province, district, local municipality and ward.

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