Thursday, April 9, 2020, South AFRICAN president, Cyril Ramaphosa, marked two weeks of lock-down to contain the spread of the coronavirus. “This evening, I stand before you [asking] you to endure…
“I ask you to make even greater sacrifices so that our country may survive this crisis and so that tens of thousands of lives may be saved,” says the President.
These last two weeks, the people’s lives have been severely disrupted, suffering great hardship and uncertainty. “… you, the people of South AFRICA, have responded with remarkable patience and courage.
From 1,170 confirmed cases on March 27, the number of confirmed cases as at April 9 stands at 1,934. “…before the lock-down, the average daily increase in new cases was around 42%. Since the lockdown, the average daily increase has been around 4%, ” Ramaphosa claims.
And warns; “…the struggle against the coronavirus is far from over. We are only at the beginning of a monumental struggle that demands our every resource and our every effort.”