Tebogo Msimanga |
President Cyril Ramaphosa is urging the country to be extremely vigilant to ensure that coronavirus infections do not spike again, as seen during the winter period.
In his weekly news letter, Ramaphosa said that the country is now moving from relief to recovery, rebuilding amid the devastating impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought on the economy and the livelihoods of millions of people.
“Had we not intervened to secure livelihoods and save businesses, the living conditions of our people and the circumstances of thousands of businesses would have been considerably worse.”
Ramaphosa warned that an increase on any scale would dramatically reverse the gains that the country had made so far from both a medical and an economic perspective.
He said to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 infections, people must observe the public health guidelines that remain in place : wear mask and maintain social distancing.