South Africa to see spike in coronavirus cases but government to further ease curbs: President Cyril Ramaphosa
In an address to the nation on Sunday, Ramaphosa said the first 10 weeks of the national lockdown has left South Africa in a much better state than most other countries that were similarly poised.
South Africa has so far reported over 12,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 200 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University data.
Ramaphosa felt that it will take a great deal of effort and resources for societies and South Africa's economy to recover.
Cyril Ramaphosa, the president-in-waiting, and the ruling ANC party have said negotiations should be concluded within days.