The president addressing the nation

The president addressing the nation

Durban – President Cyril Ramaphosa is addressing the nation on developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the presidency has announced.

“The president’s address follows a meeting earlier this week of the National Coronavirus Command Council and meetings today [Saturday] of the President’s Coordinating Council and Cabinet,” the presidency said in a statement on Saturday afternoon.

The president’s address would be broadcast live on television and radio and would be streamed live on a range of online platforms, the presidency said.

There has been widespread speculation this week about whether Ramaphosa will soon announce a move to Covid-19 level 2 regulations and the much anticipated lifting of the ban on tobacco products and alcohol sales.