South Africa To Adapt A Risk Adjusted Approach To Fight Against COVID-19

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa decides to increase social grants by six months for the needy during this lockdown period.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the steps that will be taken to help the needy during this lockdown period. 500 billion (USD 26 billion) will be spent especially on economic and social relief package in order to counter the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s economy.

Ramaphosa also mentioned that there is no indication of whether the lockdown will be extended any further or not. Additionally, there has been a considerable amount of increase in the number of cases and deaths across the country with 12,739 infected people.

“We will follow a risk-adjusted approach to the return of economic activity, balancing the need to limit the spread of the virus and the need to get people back to work,” he added.

As of now, there has been a six-month increase in social grants for children, senior citizens, and those with disabilities to tackle the problems of hunger in the country.

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