- South Africans were worried about what President Cyril Ramaphosa would say in his latest family meeting
- Many were expecting December to be cancelled but instead were pleasantly surprised when Ramaphosa announced that liquor sales would soon return to normal hours
- International travel is also set to return to normal as Covid-189 infections continue to drop, South Africans were very happy with the good news
South Africans tuned into to listen with bated breath to the latest speech by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
He warned South Africans that a second lockdown could be on the cards unless individuals take responsibility for their actions amid the pandemic.
To many people's relief, he said that the restrictions on liquor and international travel are set to be relaxed soon.
However, he did extend the national disaster management act another month until December.
Here is what Mzansi had to say about the president's speech:
A lot of people were happy about the liquor sale hours going back to normal, particularly with December around the corner.
Ramaphosa recognised that select industries are still unable to operate fully due to restrictions, but announced that efforts are underway to provide some relief.
The Level 1 restrictions will be amended to allow for normal trade-in liquor as well as international travel restrictions will be lifted in line with preventative measures.
The President announced that five days of mourning for both the victims of Covid-19 and Gender-Based Violence, with the national flag flying at half-mast from 25-29 November.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa has addressed SA on the government's plan to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic amid a national lockdown.
Wednesday saw Ramaphosa informing citizens on the path forward after intensive meetings with the National Coronavirus Command Council and Cabinet on the situation.
Speculation has been rife that South Africa would follow other nations and impose a second bout of hard lockdown restrictions.
The President noted that the rate of infections has steadily decreased, warning that it must be acknowledged that the pandemic has taken its toll on South Africa with deaths rising above 20 000 on Wednesday.
In other news, President Cyril Ramaphosa himself has commented on the controversial Brackenfell High School ordeal.
In a statement issued by the Presidency on Tuesday, Ramaphosa described the incident as deeply regrettable and called on all involved to 'act responsibly':
“At this most important and difficult time for matriculants not only at Brackenfell High School but around the country, the spectacle of parents and protestors coming to blows at the school gate is deeply unfortunate."
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