South African President Announces Gradual Lifting of Lockdown

Restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be eased starting on  May 1, 2020 so that parts of the economy can reopen, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced. He said the government had developed a five-level approach to determine the measures that should be in place, based on the direction of the pandemic in the country.

President Cyril Ramaphosa wears a face mask as he begins his address to the nation on April 23, 2020.

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