DA's Steenhuisen: Ramaphosa must end hard lockdown now
Democratic Alliance (DA) interim leader John Steenhuisen said that pressure had been taken off the health system because the number of daily new coronavirus infections was decreasing.
DURBAN – Democratic Alliance (DA) interim leader John Steenhuisen has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to end the hard lockdown.
Ramaphosa must end the hard lockdown now, including the bans on tobacco & alcohol.— John Steenhuisen MP (@jsteenhuisen) August 12, 2020
Tourism, schools, and borders need to be fully opened safely, curfew lifted & state of disaster ended.
He must grow a spine, stand up to his party & start putting SA first.https://t.co/2h6Qql5SYQ
Steenhuisen said that pressure had been taken off the health system because the number of daily new coronavirus infections was decreasing.
He said that it was time to rebuild the country’s economy.
“It is essential that the tourism industry, schools and borders be fully opened, the curfew ended, and the state of disaster ended.”
Steenhuisen said that the hard lockdown had severely affected the livelihoods of many South Africans.
“We need to pick up the pieces and start to rebuild our shattered economy that has lost over R1 trillion and three million South Africans have been pushed into the unemployment queue due to this long, irrational, secretive lockdown.”
However, he added that citizens should continue to wear face masks and adhere to all safety protocols.