WATCH | Emotional Ramaphosa's message to SA: 'We let down our guard and are now paying the price'

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The story: A visibly emotional President Cyril Ramaphosa told the nation on Monday evening that it has let its guard down recently in dealing with life during the Covid-19 pandemic, and as a result the country was now paying the price.

The context: South Africa breached the one million mark of recorded cases of Covid-19, nearly 27 000 South Africans are known to have died from Covid-19, and more than 50 000 new cases have been reported since Christmas Eve.

What was said: "Unless we act now and unless we act decisively, the number of new infections will far exceed what we experienced during the first wave and thousands more people will lose their lives."

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