Country should return to level 5, says EFF

The number of the infections and deaths is continuously increasing in South Africa. Positive infections are currently standing at 168,061 and 2,844 deaths.

EFF stipulated that the numbers might be increasing in such a way that private and public sector would not be able to deal with such cases everyday hence level 5 lockdown should be implemented.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a level 5 lockdown on the 23 March 2020 where people were recommended to stay at home without going to work.

Economy became more frail in such a way that relaxation of the level 5 stringent restrictions was resolved and the country went to level 3 to open more economic activities including reopening of schools.

South experienced spike in numbers of the infections and deaths ever since country relageted to level 3 of which Gauteng has been identified as a hot spot for coronavirus.

Premier of Gauteng David Makhura said a province is experiencing 3000 new infections per day that could result an implementation of stricter restrictions.

“We don’t want to do something for dramatic purposes without achieving results. But it is quite clear that we are going to have to do something extraordinary given where we are now. This may mean asking the national command council to introduce some of the restrictions we had in the earlier phases (of the lockdown).”

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