Ministerial Advisory Committee Chairperson, Professor Salim Abdool Karim has waged on regulation restrictions as South African’s lockdown level 2 is looming.
According to Prof, the restrictions on mass gatherings should not be eased yet, because there is a high possibility of the second wave of COVID-19.
Giving updates on South Africa as moving to lockdown Level 2 continues to gain momentum. However, President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation in few days.
Karim said the country has also started recording reduced numbers, implying the number of active cases may be flattening.
Although, he is upbeat about the decline in COVID-19 infections but still calls for caution. He points to countries around the world who have eased lockdown restrictions too quickly, then saw a resurgence of cases and another hard lockdown.
According to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 572,865, with a death toll of 11,270.
The pressure gains momentum, ANC alliance Cosatu demands government to lift the ban of alcohol and cigarettes sale. In order to save jobs and livelihoods of South Africans.
Although, ANCWL has condemned the plan to unban alcohol and cigarettes but by look of circumstance government will succumb to the pressure. Due to the smashed economy because of national lockdown across the country.
This calling goes against Karim cautions plan, in order to avoid the resurgerance and hard lockdown.