Ramaphosa still undecided on lockdown extension

President Cyril Ramaphosa is yet to decide on whether the 21-day lockdown will be extended. He also says the number of infections would have been much higher, had the lockdown not been initiated.

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa is yet to decide on whether the 21-day lockdown will be extended.

He also says the number of infections would have been much higher had the lockdown not been initiated.

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Ramaphosa was speaking during his visit to the Rand Water head office in Johannesburg on Tuesday afternoon.

He said that the lockdown has thus far helped slow down the spread.

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"If we had not locked down South Africa as we have, I can tell you without any shadow of a doubt that the infection rate... would have been a lot, lot higher than what we have," Ramaphosa said.

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