Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, projected a spike in the numbers of deaths and infections in South Africa that could force a country to consider a lockdown back to stage 4 or 5.
Dr Zweli Mkhize said people need to work and support frail economy while attention is also given to this pandemic by curbing it from spreading.
People are being urged to be more responsible for their lives, respect and follow precautional measures to fight against Covid 19.
Economy might be opened but that does not mean that the pandemic has been eliminated, disease is still out there.
People should understand that lockdown was necessary to get ready in terms of medical equipment and supplies, when it was relaxed, it did not mean that disease disappeared, people still need to protect themselves, as prevention will always better than cure.