South Africa Tightens Covid-19 Restrictions to Curb Third Wave

President Cyril Ramaphosa has introduced new coronavirus restrictions to help the country curb the spread of the virus and save lives as it battles a third wave of the pandemic. "What we are seeing is that the existing containment measures in place are not enough to cope with the speed and the scale of the infections we are experiencing under this third wave," said Ramaphosa. 

South Africa moves to lockdown alert level 4 from Monday morning. Gauteng is currently the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic, recording the highest cases daily. As of 27 June,  South Africa has recorded 1,913,861 confirmed cases of Covid-19, of which 59,778  proved fatal and 1,702,070  resulted in recovery.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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