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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. 


The Higher Education department and institutions is now preparing for the reopening of Universities in March while we still live alongside Covid-19. The Department is also preparing institutions to support the vaccine rollout.


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.


Despite the deaths of many teachers, the WCED says that it has done everything it can to prepare for the reopening of schools amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa. 


South Africa is set to receive the vaccine against Covid-19 in April, however healthcare workers are unhappy with this as hospitals are under immense strain. 


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. 


The ports of entry have been prepared for the high volume of travellers expected to return back to South Africa in January 2021. 


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. 


As Covid-19 cases have increased in South Africa, there is a concern for the large number of teachers who have been infected and have lost their lives due to the coronavirus. 


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

 

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