A nationwide lockdown prevented a surge in cases when the health sytem wasn’t prepared.
Over 2 million coronavirus tests have been done.
Almost 28 000 hospital beds have been made available, over 37 000 private quarantine beds for those who can’t isolate at home.
1 700 additional ventilators have been secured. 12 000 ventilation devices are being procured to be delivered by the end of August.
As an additional measure to protect hospitals are curfew is put in place from 21:00 to 04:00.
This will be in effect from Monday.
ban on alcohol sales,To conserve hospital capacity, the sale and distribution is suspended with immediate effect.
Taxis operating long distance travel are allowed 70% capacity.
Local taxis are permitted 100% capacity but must ensure regulations are obliged.
Regulations on the wearing of masks will be strengthened.
Owners of public buildings and transport are now legally obliged to ensure that everybody entering their premises are wearing masks.
The NCCC and Cabinet have considered returning all or parts of the country to Level 4 or 5.
This step would not achieve a significant reduction is cases.
We need to take extra precautions and tightening existing regulations he says.
Those who take coronavirus tests can get their results on whatsapp and be provided with details of their contacts.
Ramaphosa urges people to give correct contact details when doing a test.
He reminds that should one come into contact with someone who is Covid-19 positive that they should self isolate.