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Daily Podcast – November 09, 2020

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Daily Podcast – November 09, 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa

9th November 2020

By: Thabi Madiba
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

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For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.

Making headlines: Ramaphosa urges holiday vigilance to avoid second wave of virus; Keep your ward blue, DA leader John Steenhuisen tells voters ahead of by-elections; And, Covid-19 cases top 10-million in US as Biden sets up task force

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Ramaphosa urges holiday vigilance to avoid second wave of virus

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With the festive season fast approaching, President Cyril Ramaphosa has asked for vigilance from South Africans to avoid a possible second wave of the coronavirus.

He is expected to address the nation this week with an update on government’s Covid-19 strategy.

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has also expressed concern at the rising cases, as Eastern Cape hospitals are seeing an influx of Covid-19 patients.

Ramaphosa said a resurgence at any scale will reverse the country’s health gains and stunt economic recovery.

 

Keep your ward blue, DA leader John Steenhuisen tells voters ahead of by-elections

Newly elected Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen has called on voters to keep municipalities "blue" now that the party has ushered in "renewed leadership".

Recently, the Electoral Commission of South Africa announced that by-elections set for Wednesday would take place at 461 voting districts in 56 municipalities across SA. A total of 600 000 registered voters would be affected.

The by-elections were postponed in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In a statement issued on Monday, Steenhuisen said it was crucial that residents voted on Wednesday to help bring about change.

He said voters can only do this by voting in a party with a proven track record in government and the necessary networks and support systems to formulate sound governments.

 

And, Covid-19 cases top 10-million in US as Biden sets up task force

The United States has become the first country worldwide to report more than 10-million Covid-19 infections, according to data from the Reuters news agency.

The development on Sunday came as global coronavirus cases exceeded 50-million.

President-elect Joe Biden, who spent much of his election campaign criticising President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic, has pledged to make tackling the pandemic in the US a top priority. He is set to announce a 12-member task force on Monday to deal with Covid-19 that will be led by former surgeon general Dr Vivek Murthy and former Food and Drug Administration commissioner David Kessler.

The coronavirus task force will be charged with developing a blueprint for containing the disease once Biden takes office in January.

 

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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