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The Easter weekend is days away and Government has had to make some changes to the lockdown restrictions, which includes an alcohol ban. Fears of a third wave are now emerging.


South Africa is scheduled to sit down for a family meeting tonight as the President will be addressing the nation. This address comes after Ramaphosa held meetings with the National Coronavirus Command Council.


It is less than one year since the first case of the new virus, Covid-19 was identified in South Africa and the first batch of vaccine to protect against the infection has landed in the country.  President Cyril Ramaphosa will be speaking to the country again tonight with an update on the vaccine programme, and maybe, just maybe, updates on the lockdown regulations. 


The UIF TERS Scheme provided by the South African government has now come to an end after the applications for the last period closed on 31 December 2020. Many wonder why there has not been an extension due to the extended alert Level 3 lockdown. 


After President Cyril Ramaphosa extended the adjusted alert Level 3 lockdown, the Democratic Alliance has called on the government to extend the UIF TERS Scheme. 


President Cyril Ramaphosa will once again be sitting the nation down tonight to deliver another address. This could be about possible tougher lockdown regulations. Could we see a hard lockdown being put into place?


Amid the rapidly rising number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa despite the adjusted alert level 3 lockdown, President Cyril Ramaphosa hints that a national address will be taking place soon. 


With the President engaging in a National Coronavirus Command Council meeting and the country suffering under the weight of the second wave, conversations of a lockdown level 5 being implemented seems to fill the air. Here's what we do know.


In efforts to fight against the second wave of the coronavirus in SA, a new cohort of health workers is set to assist the healthcare system in the New Year. 


Political parties show mixed reactions to the level 3 lockdown imposed across South Africa, on Monday 28 December. 

 

 

 


Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says that the South African government's plan to roll out a Covid-19 vaccine by the second quarter of 2021 is on track. 


In President Cyril Ramaphosa's latest national address, a list of new Covid-19 hotspots around South Africa was released. 


President Cyril Ramaphosa says discussions are in place with other vaccine manufacturers in addition to the COVAX facility which South Africa has already secured. 


On Sunday South Africa surpassed the one million mark for COVID-19 cases and many have been speculating about whether a hard lockdown will follow. 


On Sunday, South Africa exceeded one million COVID-19 cases, with 1 004 413 cumulative cases reported by Health Minister Dr Zwelini Mkhize. 

 


The National Department of Health and the Solidarity Fund has announced that South Africa has made the down payment to secure the country's entry into the COVAX facility. 


The Covax vaccine administered for the coronavirus is set to be delivered to South Africa by the first half of 2021, however it's said to only be enough for 3% of the population of the country. 


The President has revealed who will be first in line to get the vaccine once it's ready. He also spoke on when we can expect the vaccine to be completed and ready to be distributed. This family meeting, although not as harsh, was definitely one which was needed.


International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor urges South Africans to be alert and take caution when travelling internationally over this festive season as countries overseas are entering the second wave of the pandemic and lockdowns may ensue. 


Now that President Ramaphosa has extended the National State of Disaster to 31 January 2021, it begs the question, will the Unemployment Insurance Fund be extending the Covid-19 TERS fund as well? Well, here's what we know.

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