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President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation tonight. He's expected to talk about developments in the country's risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19. The one-month extension of the Declaration of a National State of Disaster comes to an end at midnight.

There is just a day left before the one month extension of the Declaration of the National State of Disaster comes to an end. It’s almost five months since the #coronavirus  was declared a national disaster on March 15. #COVID19SA  via #SABCNews 

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The Department of Cooperative Governance says Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is expected to table her proposal on the Declaration of the National Disaster to Cabinet on Tuesday. #CoronavirusInSA  #COVID19SA  #sabcnews 

President #Ramaphosa  : Regulations were put in place to prohibit unjustified price hikes and ensure the availability of essential goods. Since the declaration of the national state of disaster, the Competition Commission has investigated over 800 complaints of excessive pricing.

The regulations are amended and gazetted after declaration of a national state of disaster, published in Government Gazette No. 43096 of 15 March 2020, extended by Government Notice No. R. 646 of 5 June 2020, hereby in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002.

During the 1st Oral Replies to the National Assembly since the declaration by President Cyril Ramaphosa of the COVID-19 national state of disaster, Deputy President@DDMabuza  called on S Africans to ensure that we build a society that will respect women.

This is the President's first appearance in the National Assembly for oral questions since the declaration of COVID-19 as a national state disaster. #RamaphosaQandA 

Lockdown accelerates Bar Council of the Pretoria Society of Advocates' demise: The declaration of a national state of disaster has catapulted an already financially distressed Bar Council of the Pretoria Society of Advocates into dire straits.

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President #Ramaphosa  : Since the declaration of a state of national disaster over a month ago, government has put in place a range of measures to support workers’ wages and assist companies in distress.

“An incompetent administration is like its own national disaster.” @SenWarren  (she said that on @maddow  on March 5th SIX days before the Pandemic declaration) #Prescient  #Principled  #Whipsmart 


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The Catholic Church in Johannesburg has cancelled all its Easter services. This is a response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of #coronavirus  as a national disaster via @SABCNewsOnline 

Pres Trump is expected to use the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act as part of his national emergency declaration today. Up to $42.6B could be used for things like shelter, medical responses, overtime for workers. More on the act:

“We’re bordering on declaration of a true pandemic,” said Dr. Irwin Redlener, director of Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness

YIKES. Virginia is about to lose $455,000,000 in military construction projects because of the President’s “national emergency” declaration. What a disaster for Virginia and our military readiness.

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How would Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders use this precedent for a national disaster declaration to force the Green New Deal on the American people?

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We're introducing the RAIDER Act to stop the president from using a national emergency declaration to raid disaster relief funds for his border wall. Congress is a co-equal branch of gov't. We can't let go around us to build his wasteful wall.

In a rare break from Trump, #FoxAndFriends ’ Brian Kilmeade warned that a declaration of national emergency to fund a Mexico border wall would constitute a “disaster”