South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa has today announced that South Africa has now passed the peak of the Coronavirus Infections.

He has therefore decided to ease the lockdown to level 2 regulations with precautions such as wearing of masks, washing of hands, avoiding unnecessary travel and gatherings and maintaining social distances.

The following Are now Allowed

  • All Inter-provincial travel will be allowed
  • Restuarants, Bars will be allowed to open
  • Tobacco and Alcohol will be Allowed ( Up to 10PM)
  • Family and social visits will be allowed

Not Allowed

  • International Travel is not allowed
  • Curfew remains between 10pm and 4am

The National State of Disaster is extended till 15 September 2020

Below is the summary of what Ramaphosa said

– It has been 5 months since SA declared a state of disaster

– SA is making progress in the tight against COVID-19

– Number or infections are doing down

– Recovery rate is at 80%

– Cumulative number of cases over 500 000

– Virus appears to have peaked

– fewer people are presenting with symptoms

– Fewer people are presenting at hospitals

– Number of hospitalized is down from 10 000 to 4000

– Many of the field hospitals are empty

– Total number of dead is just R11 000

– The National lockdown was to prevent an uncontrollable surge

– Most health facilities are able to deal with the surge