The president has announced that non contact sport will be allowed to continue but individuals will now have to take up the responsibility to ensure that the virus does not spread further. He reiterated that washing hands, wearing cloth masks and social distancing remain the most effective ways of stemming the virus. People within these sporting environments will have to take up the responsibility to ensure their own safety and well being. The wearing of masks, however, is no substitute for regular washing of hands with soap and water or sanitiser and maintaining a distance of at least 1.5 metres from other people. Some stats released that people should be aware of:
Since the start of the outbreak there have been 80 412 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa. Of these, 44 331 people – or around 55% – have recovered. That means there are currently 34 407 active cases in the country.