Deputy President David Mabuza and National Coronavirus Command Council to meet on Tuesday
Deputy President David Mabuza is expected to chair a meeting of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) on Tuesday.
This due to President Cyril Ramaphosa testing positive for COVID-19 and handing his duties to Mabuza. South Africa has recorded another 13,992 positive cases and 11 deaths have also been added to the national statistics.
The NCCC will decide whether or not to tighten lockdown restrictions as a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections spreads to different provinces.
Premiers and mayors will also get the opportunity to provide their input before the nation is addressed about the outcomes. Several businesses have pleaded with the government not to impose stricter lockdown restrictions this festive season as it will cause further strain on the industry.
Meanwhile, hospitals have said that the amount of COVID-related admissions is still not as high as the previous waves. However, they added that might be too early to determine if this rate will continue over the next few weeks.
Health Minister Joe Phaahla is expected to receive his booster shot on Tuesday as part of phase two of the Sisonke trial vaccination drive.
By Danielle Mentoor