National State of Disaster on Covid in SA extended to May

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has Gazetted the extension of the National State of Disaster on COVID-19 until the 15th of May.

The decision to extend the state of national disaster follows consultations and cabinet approval.

The extension takes into account the need to continue augmenting the existing legislation and contingency arrangements undertaken by organs of state to mitigate against the impact of the disaster on lives and livelihoods.

South Africa went into COVID-19-imposed lockdown more than a year ago as a measure to curb the spread of the virus. The country is now under Alert Level 1 of the COVID-19 lockdown.