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Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Measures to Combat the COVID-19 Epidemic, 9 April 2020

"My Fellow South Africans,

At midnight tonight, it will be exactly two weeks since our country entered into an unprecedented nation-wide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus. During the course of these last two weeks, your lives have been severely disrupted, you have suffered great hardship and endured much uncertainty.

We have closed our borders to the world, our children are not in school, businesses have closed their operations, many have lost their income, and our economy has ground to a halt."

These were the opening words of our President Cyril Ramaphosa as he addressed South Africans declaring the 2 week extension of the nationwide lockdown.

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