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.
South Africa is scheduled to sit down for a family meeting next week as the President will be addressing the nation. This address will happen after Ramaphosa has a meeting with the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) next week.
Following the President's address, we now wait for the collection of Ministers in the country to outline the restrictions on regulations under Level 1. Dlamini-Zuma has given further details on these Lockdown Level 1 regulations. She also explained why government decided to keep the curfew in place, though many have said it should be lifted.
The President stepped up to our screens and delivered his usual address to the nation. This time, six months into Lockdown, we saw a move to Level 1 and easing of a lot of restrictions moving closer and closer to the new normal Post-Covid.
President Ramaphosa just made the announcement we were all waiting for! South Africans will see a move to Level 1 from next week onwards. With a decline in infections and deaths, Government has also decided to expand the criteria for those who can get tested for the virus.
All South Africans are now waiting for the President to announce Lockdown Level 1. This comes as we see government consider the easing of further regulations with many experts saying that Level 1 is coming soon.