Expectations are high that an announcement will be made this week about the country moving to level 1 of the risk-adjusted strategy to contain the spread of Covid-19.

President Cyril Ramaphosa indicated during an engagement with the SA National Editors’ Forum on September 9 that he will address the nation this week, and health minister Zweli Mkhize said in a radio interview on the same day that the declining number of Covid-19 infections may see the country move to level 1 of the lockdown in a few days’ time. He said the worst was over, the level of infections was declining, normalcy needed to return and that the president would give an indication in a few days.

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