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Lockdown restrictions lowered but sees hords of people taking to the streets

2020-05-01
Its farely evident that South African citizens have been frustrated under strict lockdown conditions. This morning people accross the country took to the streets to resume part of their daily routines. Your avid runners, joggers and walkers could be seen far into the distance in areas like the Sea Point promenade and Blouberg beaches. About 1.5 million workers in selected industries also returns to work in the this phase under strict health conditions, according to Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel.Will we see a resurgence of the Covid 19 pandemic or will people adhere to social distancing to stem the curve. As the country tries to resume some sort of economic revival we are faced with 5647 positive covid 19 cases and 103 national deaths to date. The Western Cape is currently the epicentre of the pandemic but one could argue that this is due to the rigorous testing happening more so than in any other part of the country. Social distancing and wearing masks in public and at workplaces will be mandatory. Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma warned, "Companies that breach regulations will be forced to close." Winter clothing, textile and packaging manufacturing are among the industries permitted to reopen factories. Restaurants will also open, but only for takeaway deliveries.Bans on the sale of cigarettes and alcohol will remain in effect.Some outdoor activities such as cycling, walking and running will be allowed - but for just three hours in the morning. Lets play our part by adhering to the rules. #FlattenTheCurve #BeSmart