[WATCH] President Ramaphosa addresses nation on Covid-19 Day 4 of lockdown
South Africa has 1.326 confirmed cases of Covid-19 says President Cyril Ramaphosa and three citizens have died.
He says South Africa's own scientists and researchers have said the decision to lockdown was the right one.
The President thanks citizens for staying home to help combat the spread of Covid-19 but mentions those who have not heeded the call.
Some think this disease is something they only read about in newspapers or social media. It poses a great danger to everyone. it affects everyone, rich and poor. Those in cities and rural areas. This is not someone else’s problem.President Cyril Ramaphosa
We are entering a new phase of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.President Cyril Ramaphosa
Testing and screening will be introduced on a mass scale, he says.
In the coming days, government will be rolling out a screening, testing, tracing and medical management programme on a huge scale. Around 10,000 field workers at the moment will be visiting homes in villages, towns, and cities to screen residents for the coronavirus symptoms.President Cyril Ramaphosa
People with symptoms will be referred to local clinics or mobile clinics for testing. People who are infected with the coronavirus but who have no or moderate symptoms will remain in isolation at home or at a facility provided by government but those with severe symptoms will be sent to hospital.President Cyril Ramaphosa
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