South Africa remains at lockdown level 3, additional sectors allowed to reopen

220 days ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday evening addressed the nation on developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19.

"Containing COVID-19 is our collective responsibility. As we cautiously ease lockdown restrictions, it is vital that South Africans remain engaged, co-operate with others & observe the regulations in place to protect public health."

"South Africa remains at lockdown Level 3, but additional sectors of the economy will now be allowed to reopen – as long as strict measures are in place to ensure physical distancing and personal hygiene."

"Restrictions on most public gatherings will remain in place at this stage of the lockdown to protect the community and reduce the spread of COVID-19 infection."

"As more and more South Africans return to work, employers have a critical responsibility to ensure safe and healthy working conditions by implementing stringent hygiene and social distancing protocols."

"Older adults and those with certain underlying medical conditions are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 and must take special precautions to protect themselves from infection."

"We have seen that simple precautions and changes in behaviour can reduce the spread of COVID-19. Strict social distancing, the use of masks in public and proper hand hygiene are vital to our success in overcoming this virus."

"As South Africa progressively eases lockdown restrictions, ‘hotspot’ areas will remain a critical focus for government, with targeted measures deployed in these areas to stem infection rates."

Ramaphosa’s address follows a number of meetings of the Cabinet, the national coronavirus command council and the presidential coordinating council.

Source: Twitter / @PresidencyZA

This article first appeared on KFM : South Africa remains at lockdown level 3, additional sectors allowed to reopen



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