NCCC meeting on Wednesday to ‘discuss lockdown measures’

Oh man, here we go again… The NCCC will convene on Wednesday – and it’s understood that several lockdown issues are up for discussion.

Level 5 loading? The National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) – the decision-making body which dictates the lockdown laws of South Africa – will be meeting on Wednesday 6 January, official sources have confirmed.

WHAT TIME WILL THE NATIONAL CORONAVIRUS COMMAND COUNCIL MEET?

Director-General of GCIS, Phumla Williams, Tweeted shortly after midday that the collective would assemble at 9:00 tomorrow, with lockdown measures and the current state of affairs now up for a robust discussion. The announcement comes just eight days after President Ramaphosa put the country into Level 3 restrictions.

NCCC MEETING ON WEDNESDAY 6 JANUARY

Speculation continues to mount, in regards to what conclusions may be drawn from this meeting. COVID-19 cases are through the roof, and the cumulative death toll since the start of the pandemic has breached the 30 000 mark – fuelling fears that a harder lockdown may be needed to halt the spread of the virus.

Just 24 hours ago, a spokesperson for the presidency denied claims that a national address was planned to announce Level 5 restrictions. However, it seems that the wheels are at least in motion to assess the progress made so far. We’ve also been told that the briefing was meant to take place next week – but has now been pushed forward.

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