President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed that, at this stage, South Africa will not be moving to Alert Level 3 relating to the Disaster Management Act.
Rumours were rife the last few days as to whether or not the current spike in COVID-19 infections will have an effect on the country’s alert level and whether a hard lockdown is on the cards again.
During a Question and Answer session in the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday, the president confirmed that while he is concerned about the current behaviour of South African's, he will only make an announcement on the change in Regulations when there’s a need for it.
"What we now need to do in light of what we are going through, I don’t want to be alarmist and I don’t want our people to be alarmed with the rumours such we are going to level three, that is simply not true and I want to assure everyone that that is not true."
Watch the SABC News video below for the virtual NCOP sitting below and the president’s answer relating to the possibility that South Africa might be moving back to Alert Level 3 lockdown.