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Social Media Message About NCCC Meeting and Level 5 is Fake, says Government Spokesperson

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Image: GCIS

A message circulating on social media has caused an uproar among South Africans, who say another hard lockdown would make life even more difficult for them.

South Africans have called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to avoid another hard lockdown, amid rising cases of Covid-19.

As of Sunday, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases was 1,100,748, with 11,859 cases identified in the last 24 hours.

A further 402 Covid-19 related deaths were also reported: Eastern Cape 109, Free State 2, Gauteng 73, KwaZulu-Natal 85, Limpopo 23, Northern Cape 3 and Western Cape 107. This brings the total number of deaths to 29,577.

A message circulating on social media has caused an uproar among South Africans, who say another hard lockdown would make life even more difficult for them.

The message reads in part: “The National Coronavirus Command Council [NCCC] will be meeting this afternoon following calls from hospitals and healthcare workers to implement a harsher lockdown.”

However, government spokesperson Phumla Williams said the message doing the rounds was fake.

“It is fake. There is no planned NCCC meeting,” she said.

Read the full article on the Citizen website: No planned NCCC meeting, says government spokesperson amid level 5 fears

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