- President Cyril Ramaphosa has left South African citizens wondering what the latest family meeting will bring in terms of new lockdown regulations
- The president has announced that the country will move from a level 1 to a stricter level 3 lockdown
- South Africans have flocked to social media to share their thoughts on what the president has had to say, many of them have shared mixed reactions to the latest Covid-19 rules.
President Cyril Ramaphosa had earlier announced that he would be addressing the nation. After hearing the news of a looming speech, many South Africans speculated what new chanes the country may have to adapt to.
The president has finally spoken and there has been a shift from a level 1 lockdown to a sricter and more stringent level 3 lockdown.
Some of the new restrictions include a 9pm to 6am curfew and a ban from vaious public spaces. The president also said that those caught without masks could face the law and subsequent jail time.
Since hearing the news, locals have shared their thought, read a few of them below:
"Is it me or it looks like Uncle Cyril is about to shed a tear? #FamilyMeeting #level3 #COVID19 #coronavirus"
"I hope Savannah drinkers are happy now - Unamused faceUnamused face #FamilyMeeting #cyril #level3 #lockdown"
"Now many working families and small business owners will pay a high price for the irresponsibility of those that keep breaking #COVID19 rules #ThePresidentsSpeech #Level3"
"It is your favourite president who allowsed this to happen. No adherence to Covid19 regulations should be expect from drunken nation. Ramaphosa was under pressure from Rupert to allow the alcohol but you don't put a blame at his door."
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa has once again addressed his 'fellow South Africans' amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ramaphosa said that the nation is now 'paying the price' for behaviour over the festive season that has seen over 50 000 new infections over the past few days alone.
Social gatherings, the consumption of alcohol and failure to follow non-pharmaceutical protocols were highlighted as the major drivers of the wave.
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