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President Ramaphosa: SA will not go back to hard lockdown

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Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday night that SA would not go back to a hard lockdown.

Speaking during a national address, Ramaphosa said that going back to a level 4 or level 5 lockdown “would not necessarily achieve a significant reduction in the rate of transmission”.

Also, he said, this could “come at a great and extraordinary economic cost, putting more livelihoods at risk and potentially causing long-lasting social harm”.

“Cabinet has decided that the country will remain at alert level 3 at this stage, but that we should however strengthen the enforcement of existing regulations,” he said.

-TimesLIVE

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