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STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ON MEASURES TO COMBAT COVID-19 EPIDEMIC

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the nation on measures to combat COVID-19 epidemic.

15 MARCH 2020

Fellow South Africans,

I am addressing you this evening on a matter of great national importance.

The world is facing a medical emergency far graver than what we have

experi-enced in over a century.

The World Health Organisation has declared the coronavirus outbreak as a

global pandemic.

There are now more than 162 000 people who have tested positive for the

coronavirus across the globe.

Given the scale and the speed at which the virus is spreading, it is now

clear that no country is immune from the disease or will be spared its

severe impact.

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