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President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation on South Africa's response to Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic: 27 Jun

26 June 2021

26 June 2021

IMC on COVID-19 briefing cancelled

Today 26 June 2021 a special National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) convened, to receive a report from the scientists on the prevalence of the Delta variant in South Africa and the acting Minister of Health, Minister Kubayi - Ngubane has subsequently briefed the media about this variant.

As the result of these developments, the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS) will convene this afternoon to propose recommendations on the country’s response to both the Delta variant and the continued surge in COVID-19 infections.

The NCCC will convene again tomorrow (27 June ) to process the NATJOINTS Report. This will  be followed by, the Presidential Coordinating Council (PCC) which includes premiers, executive mayors and representatives of traditional leaderships. A special Cabinet  meeting will take place to process the recommendations from the NATJOINTS. The President will address the nation at 20h00 on Sunday, 27 June 2021.

Therefore, the scheduled Ministerial media briefing that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, 27 June 2021 has been cancelled.

Phumla Williams
GCIS Director-General
Cell: 083 5010 139

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