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SA Lockdown: President Cyril Ramaphosa announces COVID-19 hot spots

President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the country will move from Level 4 to Level 3 from 1 June. The president announced that areas that will face restrictions and receive additional support based on the number of COVID-19 infections in the area.

We will have a differentiated approach to deal with those areas that have far higher levels of infection and transmission,” he said.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa said coronavirus hotspots are defined as, “an area that has more than five infected people per in 100,000 people or where new infections are increasing at a very fast pace.”

The hot spots were announced as:

Nelson Mandela Bay
Buffalo City
Cape Town
West Coast
Cape Winelands
Chris Hani District
Ilembe District
The list of hot spots will be reviewed every two weeks, depending on the progression of the virus.

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A widely-circulated Draft Level 3 Regulations document sheds light on potential changes to the lockdown rules when South Africa moves to alert level 3. While the authenticity of the document has not been verified, it was cited in various Sunday newspapers with government insiders confirming its content. The Sunday Times reported that the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has tabled the draft level 3 regulations. Read more

Source: eNCA