President Cyril Ramaphosa in the last address on the 12th of September promised a review of the regulations after two weeks. This was the time when the country was moved down the adjusted level three.
Level three came with a few relaxed restrictions that included the selling of alcohol until Friday at 18H00. A curfew was also moved up from 23H00 to 04H00 in the morning.
South Africans are hoping for a move directly down to level one. Level two is not that different to level three. Level one allows for more economic activity and movement by people.
Cases have risen sharply tonight threatening our move straight to level one. President Ramaphosa was supposed to have announced the adjustments to lockdown regulations on Sunday and this has been moved to the 3rd of October.
Tonight a total of 45,814 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, with 2,106 new cases, which represents a 4.6% positivity rate. Sadly a further 108 COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 87,525 to date.
This number of cases is alarmingly high and could potentially sway the decision of the NCCC when it meets to review the lockdown restrictions.
The premier of Western Cape Alan Winde and his Democratic Alliance party have been calling for the end of the state of national disaster. They argue that the lockdown has served its purpose and should be ended as soon as possible.
South Africa may have saved lives with lockdown, but companies have not been so lucky. A number of South African companies filed for bankruptcy including Edcon, Comair and many others.
Closed businesses have contributed to an increase in the unemployment rate and a rising inflation. The relief government promised to business fell short of actually helping many businesses stay afloat. Ending the state of national disaster could make it easy to make business in the country.
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