South Africa to ease Covid-19 lockdown
16 de septiembre de 2020, 17:16Pretoria, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) South Africa will go from upcoming September 21 to Alert Level One - lockdown – due to Covid-19, the minimum of the five conceived by the country to contain the pandemic as much as possible.
In a TV broadcast, President Cyril Ramaphosa explained on Wednesday that given the current Covid-19 situation in the country, it is time to move on to 'what will become our new normality, while the coronavirus is with us.'
After consultations with representatives of provincial and local governments, and based on the advice of scientists and commitments with several stakeholders, the president said, 'the Cabinet decided this morning that the country should go to alert level One.'
This decision was made by assessing the fact that current infection levels are relatively low, and that there is sufficient capacity in the healthcare system to handle the anticipated medical requirements, he added.
From now on, the president announced, among other actions, social, religious, political and other meetings will be allowed, as long as the number of people does not exceed 50 percent of the nominal capacity of a place, up to a maximum of 250 people for meetings indoors, and 500 outdoors.
In addition, with the stage Alert Level One, we will gradually and cautiously release restrictions on international travel, allowing round-trip travel for business, pleasure and other reasons as of October 1, 2020.
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