South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, while addressing the nation on adjustments to the Covid-19 lockdown said that, despite the progress the country has made in the fight against Covid-19, it was always possible that a second wave of infections was likely, stressing that there is clear evidence that there is now a resurgence in certain parts of the country, which if not tackled properly could lead to death. Ramaphosa said that the main reason for the spread is people not wearing masks and a lack of proper hygiene, explaining that the country has the requisite tools in place to deal with the pandemic, but people are not coming to the party to stop the spread. He added that as people move inter provinces, the cases are expected to rise and that social, cultural, and religious gatherings during the festive season will be a challenge because they usually hold masses of people. The President announced that all existing level 1 restrictions would remain in place throughout the country but that Nelson Mandela Bay would be declared a hotspot with additional measures put in place there, not to punish people but to contain the spread of the virus and to save lives. Ramaphosa further warned the public against complacency, saying that other countries have seen resurgences which forced them to enforce strong lockdowns.