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Pres Ramaphosa set to address the nation on coronavirus

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will later tonight, Monday December 14, 2020 use a national TV address to update the nation about the latest steps to fight the deadly coronavirus.

In a statement relased by the Presidency, Acting Presidential spokesperson, Tyrone Seale said: “President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation on Monday evening, 14 December 2020, on developments in relation to the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The address follows meetings today, Sunday 13 December 2020, of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC), the President’s Coordinating Council (PCC), and a special sitting of Cabinet.”

According to Seale, the address will be broadcast and streamed on a range of platforms that are accessible to South Africans and international audiences.

A week ago, Government extended the National State of Disaster to January near year with some of hard lockdown measures to curb the spread of a second wave of the coronavirus in certain parts of both the Eastern and Western Cape.

Addressing the nation at the time, President Ramaphosa announced that Cabinet took a decision to declare the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro a coronavirus hotspot.