South Africa is now in a “post-Covid new regular”- these are the phrases of the Covid-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee chairperson, Professor Salim Abdool Karim.
He mentioned South Africa is getting used to containing the virus and the work wanted to be performed is to work on curbing “tremendous spreading occasions”.
Karim mentioned that South Africans might want to regulate to this new life and discover ways to reside with Covid-19.
He mentioned that residents would nonetheless want to verify they take Covid-19 protocols with excessive seriousness and defend themselves particularly after they discover themselves in giant gatherings.
“The place there may be a lot of individuals, it’s not all the time simple to implement social distancing and mask-wearing and so forth.”
“In these settings, now we have to have a scenario the place we cut back our threat of tremendous spreading occasions,” he mentioned.
Karim additionally said that the curfew and restrictions on alcohol are usually not obligatory and lifting the ban on worldwide travels needs to be thought-about below stage 1 lockdown.
South Africans expect President Cyril Ramaphosa to announce measures to loosen up the present lockdown laws.
The president in a gathering with South African Nationwide Editors’ Discussion board (Sanef) Final week mentioned the Nationwide Coronavirus Command Council was consulting with social companions about the opportunity of transferring to the following stage, stage 1.