President Cyril Ramaphosa warned the nation in a televised tackle on Monday night that “we now have merely let our guard down and we at the moment are paying the value”.
He was talking a couple of surge in Covid-19 infections which threatens to overwhelm hospitals in some provinces. He mentioned SA could be positioned on stage three lockdown from midnight.
Residents had been internet hosting and attending social gatherings, failing to stick to security protocols and alcohol abuse was placing “pointless pressure” on hospitals, he added.
Ramaphosa was talking simply 4 days earlier than the brand new yr, historically a time of celebration, however he warned there was little to have a good time this time round as almost 27,000 folks had died from Covid-19 in SA.