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South Africa is expected to further ease restrictions six months after declaring a state of emergency over coronavirus

September 16, 2020

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday that the country would continue to reduce restrictions imposed by the coronavirus six months after declaring a state of emergency due to the pandemic.

Ramaphosa, in a speech to the nation, highlighted that South Africa “weathered the coronavirus storm” while acknowledging that “the economy and society have suffered great devastation” in the face of this “violent and devastating storm”.

The president has argued that restrictions are being tapered due to the decline in infections, stating that “two months ago, at the height of the storm, there were about 12,000 cases a day, while today the average is less than 2,000 up to date “.

South Africa is expected to further ease restrictions six months after declaring a state of emergency over coronavirus
South Africa is expected to further ease restrictions six months after declaring a state of emergency over coronavirus

“We managed to get through the worst of the epidemic while protecting the capacity of our healthcare system,” he said, influencing that “the demand for hospital beds, respirators, oxygen and other vital medical supplies has declined steadily.”

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