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Monday, 25 May 2020 12:32

South Africa moves to alert level 3

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will move to alert level 3 with effect from 1 June - with more sectors of the economy opening and the removal of a number of restrictions on the movement of people.

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The level of awareness and compliance with the lockdown regulations in Gauteng have improved but areas in some townships remain a concern for government.

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Monday, 27 April 2020 20:53

1.5 million workers set to return to work

About 1.5 million more South Africans will from 1 May return to work as government begins to lift a fraction of COVID-19 lockdown regulations.

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The nationwide lockdown implemented by government to contain COVID-19 has delayed the spread of the virus and given government time to prepare for the pandemic.

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Friday, 24 April 2020 19:35

SA to move from level 5 lockdown to level 4

Life in South Africa will gradually begin to return to normal from next month, with government steadily easing the COVID-19 lockdown regulations, albeit under stringent stipulations.

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Government has announced a massive social relief and economic support package of R500 billion which amounts to around 10% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to mitigate against the blow of COVID-19 in the country.

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Wednesday, 15 April 2020 14:53

Hi-tech platform set-up to curb fake news

Government has set-up a hi-tech monitoring and evaluation platform in an effort to ramp up state capacity to monitor and respond to misinformation and fake news proliferating during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2020 19:37

Government mulls COVID-19 funding models

Government, through National Treasury, is exploring all funding avenues to finance all COVID-19 related programmes and measures aimed at addressing the pandemic.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has again emphasised the importance of social distancing in the fight against COVID-19 in South Africa.

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Wednesday, 18 March 2020 13:51

Coronavirus outbreak declared a national disaster

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a raft of unprecedented interventions to curb the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa, including closing schools from Wednesday, closing 35 ports of entry and imposing a travel ban on foreign nationals from countries hardest hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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