Level 3 consultations to begin on Friday: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the coronavirus has helped the state improve service delivery. He was in the Eastern Cape to assess the province's readiness to deal with the outbreak. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Consultations on the details of relaxing lockdown restrictions in the country to Level 3 will begin Friday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa told the media during a visit to the Eastern Cape that the issue of the sale of alcohol and tobacco products will also be dealt with.

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Ramaphosa strongly emphasised that the majority of the country would move to Level 3.

"I must make it clear that we are moving to Level 3, many parts of the country will move to Level 3.

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"There are certain areas in the country that are hotspots, which we are going to be talking about, to demonstrate the incidents of infections," he said.

The president said the country is not stuck at any alert level.

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