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No planned NCCC meeting, says government spokesperson amid level 5 fears

South Africans own called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to take care of some distance from another arduous lockdown, amid rising cases of Covid-19.

As of Sunday, the cumulative need of detected Covid-19 cases was 1,100,748, with 11,859 cases identified in the final 24 hours.

A additional 402 Covid-19 connected deaths had been also reported: Jap Cape 109, Free Issue 2, Gauteng 73, KwaZulu-Natal 85, Limpopo 23, Northern Cape 3 and Western Cape 107. This brings the entire need of deaths to 29,577.

A message circulating on social media has introduced about an uproar amongst South Africans, who impart another arduous lockdown would gain life even extra complex for them.

The message reads in part: ” The National Coronavirus Present Council [NCCC] will be assembly this afternoon following calls from hospitals and healthcare employees to put into effect a harsher lockdown.

“Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu confirmed that members of the NCCC had been recalled from leave to take care of the troubles as cases of Covid-19 continue to cruise by the day. It is anticipated that stricter guidelines will be mentioned.

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“Presidency spokesperson Tyrone Seale says the assembly will be going on of abode this afternoon nonetheless would possibly perchance well now not verify when President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation on an replace Confirmed President Ramaphosa to take care of the nation the following day as number continues to upward push

“South Africa is experiencing a 2nd wave of the pandemic and things are now from fallacious to worse. Some worldwide locations are also imposing bans on flight from South Africa. It’s believed that the President will grab South Africa to level 5 of the lockdown for a period of 7 days starting the following day dreary night. It’s a entire lockdown for every week. Hospitals are overwhelmed by trauma and Covid-19 cases, persevered our source from the Presidency.”

On the different hand, govt spokesperson Phumla Williams said the message doing the rounds was inaccurate.

“It is inaccurate. There’s now not a planned NCCC assembly,” she said.

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Successfully being Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has urged the final public to be cautious of the Covid-19 2nd wave, calling on children to be thoroughly aware of their agency and the goal they own to play to present protection to all people from Covid-19.

“We, as govt, own and would possibly perchance well soundless continue to mobilise the entire order equipment now we own got at our disposal to fight Covid-19. Nonetheless this virus can finest be defeated by every and every South African’s sense of duty and compassion.

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South Africans must commit to minute gatherings, responsible drinking, frequent sanitising or washing of hands and surfaces, social distancing and fixed wearing of masks, added Mkhize.

Compiled by Vhahangwele Nemakonde

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