WATCH | SA's Covid update: state of disaster extended as booze & travel restrictions eased
President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Wednesday, and emphasised the interventions that must continue if SA is to contain the spread of Covid-19.
The address follows a special sitting of the cabinet that considered recommendations of the national coronavirus command council meeting.
According to figures released on Wednesday, there were 740,254 confirmed Covid-19 cases across SA and 19,951 fatalities.
In his weekly newsletter, Ramaphosa urged South Africans not to be complacent as a second wave of Covid-19 infections would reverse the country's health and economic gains.
He extended the national state of disaster and warned South Africans to avoid large gatherings over the festive season.
A five-day period of mourning was also announced for those who died from Covid-19.
FULL ADDRESS | Ramaphosa addresses SA on Covid-19 developments