The address is in regard to the response of the country to the Covid-19 pandemic .The national address comes at a time when the President of South Africa had met with the National Coronavirus Command Council as well as the Cabinet .
The South African Health Department announced during the week the emergence of the new Covid-19 variant , which has since been identified in Gauteng province . It was noted that there was a possibility that the variant could have already spread to other provinces .
The national address by the President is expected to touch on how the country will be reacting to the outbreak . It remains to be seen if there will be harsher measures to contain the spread .
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