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Live stream: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on Wednesday

Ramaphosa will provide the public with an update on lockdown and government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic at 20:00 on Wednesday.


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The Presidency has announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa will hold his long awaited “family meeting” with the South African public on Wednesday 11 November, with talk of more stringent lockdown regulations being introduced again causing mild panic across the country.

Rising COVID-19 cases – particularly in the Eastern Cape – has led to several African National Congress (ANC) officials saying that the reintroduction of ‘stricter curbs’ is now on the table.

Watch Cyril Ramaphosa address the nation Wednesday 11 November:

Ramaphosa is due to begin his address at 20:00, and you can watch live using the link below.

[A live stream will appear here shortly before 20:00]

Experts warn of COVID-19 complacency

The National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) have convened over the past two weeks and met with Cabinet to determine the best route forward. Ramaphosa will outline the outcomes of these discussions tonight.

With most of the country permitted to get back to work during Level 1 of the nationwide lockdown, and the easing of restrictions on gatherings having made movement and the ability to visit friends and family more agreeable, South African’s will be hoping that Ramaphosa’s family meeting won’t end in the country being grounded again.

Professor Salim Abdool Karim, a leading advisor to the government on coronavirus, shared his take on the current situation relating to the spread of COVID-19 earlier on Wednesday.

“We are in a good position. We don’t need to change anything in my view – not yet, anyway. When December comes, we may get a problem. This virus loves movement, and people move around in this month. People are also getting complacent with COVID. That’s what worries me, there will be parties in December – it carries quite a lot of risk.”