WATCH: The president addresses SA on Covid-19 and lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Thursday evening on how South Africa has responded so far to the Covid-19 outbreak. He announced a further 2-week extension to the nationwide lockdown, which will now continue to the end of April.
President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Thursday evening on how South Africa has responded so far to the Covid-19 outbreak. He announced a further 2-week extension to the nationwide lockdown, which will now continue to the end of April.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke to the nation about the lockdown and the government’s efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 on Thursday evening.

On Thursday, the department of health reported that 1,934 South Africans have been infected with the coronavirus, and that 18 have died. More than 1.5-million people worldwide have been infected, with about 330,000 of them recovered.

The president also on Thursday visited the health department’s Covid-19 information centre, a data centre set up to monitor and track the spread of the coronavirus, when he was briefed on mechanisms to track the government’s response to the pandemic.

Watch the president’s address here:

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