"When it comes to modelling. I always fear when we state a projection it is taken as fact, so I avoid these. For planning, it is a good tool, but for media, it can be distorted when reporting."
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Members of the National Command Council in the Economic Cluster are briefing the nation on economic matters as contained in the revised lockdown regulations gazetted on 2nd April 2020.
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula is next. He says his department has taken stock of their measures from the beginning of the lockdown.
They have had consultations with the transport industry.
Transport is one of the highest risk areas in the spread of coronavirus.
Mbalula says they cannot implement the lockdown in the style of the apartheid state of emergency.
"We are under no illusion that obeying the regulations is the contribution of law-abiding South Africans who want to see humanity succeed."
"It is unfortunate that others see this responsiveness as lowering the bar... we accept this critique."
Deputy Health Minister Joe Phaahla says personal protective equipment for health workers is a priority for government. The challenge has been the availability because of global shortages as it is procured from China.
Government will centralize procurement of protective material - consignments will start arriving next week.