The day that lockdown is supposed to end is creeping closer, and the country wants to know what’s going on.
We’ll hopefully gain some clarity over the next few days.
Various stakeholders both within government and the public sector are currently preparing models that attempt to predict the rate of the coronavirus infection, and whether cases of infection will rise if the lockdown is lifted.
This, along with considerations regarding the economy and sustainability of an indefinite lockdown, will help President Cyril Ramaphosa to make an informed decision that will work in the best interests of all South Africans.
If you’d like to read more about that, News24 has compiled a comprehensive breakdown of where we are right now in the run-up to Ramaphosa’s meetings.
Despite what promises to be a difficult few days, Ramaphosa has managed to hold on to his sense of humour, and in classic South African style, it’s a little dark and extremely funny.
Over to TimesLIVE:
Ramaphosa became a walking meme this week when he joked that while people expected the lockdown to end on April 16, he didn’t say what year that would be.
The video conference held at Rand Water on Tuesday, wherein the president made the joke, here:
In a light hearted moment Ramaphosa made reference to this meme 😅 pic.twitter.com/V1IN1Mux0a
— Qaanitah|Mzekezeke|Hunter (@QaanitahHunter) April 8, 2020
Insiders say that Ramaphosa had seen the meme, and referenced it in his video chat to lighten the mood.
Keep those spirits up, Pres. You have a tough decision ahead of you.
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