Cabinet extends state of disaster for the fifth time

By Nokukhanya N Mntambo for Jacaranda FM

Cabinet has decided to extend the National State of Disaster by another month.

This will be the fifth extension since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown towards the end of March.

The State of Disaster was declared by President Cyril Ramaphosa in March in an attempt to slow down the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Cabinet now says the extension to November 15 will help stave off a second wave of infections.

The extension comes a day before President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation on an economic recovery plan.


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