SAFM 6PM NEWS BULLETIN

Cabinet has decided to extend the National State of Disaster by yet another month. Cabinet says this period will allow government a progressive and responsible return to normal. Cabinet says it has put measures in place to avoid a second wave of infections. The National State of Disaster was due to end at midnight tomorrow. 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 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 at a joint sitting of parliament.