South Africa’s national state of disaster has been extended by another month.
This was announced yesterday by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
The national lockdown, currently at Level 1, will now continue until 15 November 2020.
The extension, according to the minister, allows the government to put plans in place to prevent a second wave of Covid-19 infections.
According to the Department of Health, South African’s Covid-19 death toll is at 18 028, with nearly 700 000 infections.
The country has been in lockdown for more than 200 days since the first case was reported back in March.