The country’s lockdown regulations may be eased soon.
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South Africans have weighed in on the possibility that the country may ease into level 3 lockdown.
Although no official statement has been made yet, President Cyril Ramaphosa and his ministers have hinted that level 3 may soon be on the cards.
In his newsletter to the nation this week, Ramaphosa said the goal was to ease the lockdown to level 3.
However, he said when the lockdown is eased it “will not be life as we knew it before” because the number of Covid-19 infections continues to increase.
“Our goal is to steadily reduce the alert level by keeping the rate of infection down and getting our health system ready for the inevitable increase in cases.
“As the lockdown is gradually eased, life will slowly return. But it will not be life as we knew it before,” Ramaphosa said.Police minister Bheki Cele’s recent statement caused a buzzed after he confirmed there were discussions around level 3.
“The committee is discussing the date for level 3. We hope we can discuss and get advice from an expert and see.
“But to tell when we will put it in place, I do not have an answer for that. Time will tell,” said Cele.