Ramaphosa: Now not the time to drop our guard against COVID-19

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is urging the country to be extremely vigilant to ensure that coronavirus infections did not spike once again, as seen during the winter period.

President Cyril Ramaphosa during his address on COVID-19 measures on 16 September 2020. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG – With the festive season fast approaching, President Cyril Ramaphosa has cautioned South Africans, warning us all not to become the architects of our own undoing.

He said that the country was 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.

In his weekly newsletter, Ramaphosa said that now was not the time to drop our collective guard.

• Cyril Ramaphosa: A COVID-19 resurgence risks our economy & our lives

President Ramaphosa is urging the country to be extremely vigilant to ensure that coronavirus infections did not spike once again, as seen during the winter period.

Ramaphosa warned that a resurgence on any scale would dramatically reverse the gains that the country had made so far from both a medical and an economic perspective.

The president said that people must wear their masks at social gatherings.

He warned that failure to do so would not only risk an individual’s life but also all those around that person too.

Ramaphosa said that it was extremely important that the country abided by COVID-19 health regulations as we all try to rebuild the economy.

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