Health department will recommend against lowering South Africa's lockdown level

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Alcohol restrictions in South Africa to be extended

The Department of Health will be recommending to the National Coronavirus Command Council and Cabinet that South Africa remain on its current adjusted Alert Level 3 lockdown.

This is according to Minister of Health Joe Phaahla, who was speaking to the media in an online briefing on Friday morning.
 

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Above is from the article.
It just argues for a stronger case of regional lockdowns rather than national, makes no sense for Gauteng to be in lockdown if cases are in WC or KZN, point of lockdown is to reduce spread so hospital infrastructure can cope, if low cases in some regions, doesn't make sense for them to have lockdown.
 

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Above is from the article.
It just argues for a stronger case of regional lockdowns rather than national, makes no sense for Gauteng to be in lockdown if cases are in WC or KZN, point of lockdown is to reduce spread so hospital infrastructure can cope, if low cases in some regions, doesn't make sense for them to have lockdown.

Lockdowns are such a blunt instrument. And the way they impose them on all parts of the country at the same time is like a pointless collective punishment. At the least Gauteng, clearly over its 3rd peak, should be on a lower level by now. Like level 1 or 2. A few other provinces too where positives remain low. Maybe one could make a case for WC and KZN remaining on level 3 (if one actually believe curfews save lives).
 

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LMAO

Any business setting up shop in SA must be suicidal.

How the hell can you structure any sort of company around the flip flopping of these talking heads.
 

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Above is from the article.
It just argues for a stronger case of regional lockdowns rather than national, makes no sense for Gauteng to be in lockdown if cases are in WC or KZN, point of lockdown is to reduce spread so hospital infrastructure can cope, if low cases in some regions, doesn't make sense for them to have lockdown.

I would agree with you on regional lockdowns if they are so hell bent on having lockdowns.

However, it is too late for that. When Gauteng went through a huge spike, the entire country had to suffer with lockdowns and so at this point if any other province struggle then so shall the rest of SA.

WC had little to no increase at the time Gauteng went through their huge spike yet we had to endure the same retrded lockdowns.

TLDR; Lockdowns should have be based on regional numbers and for the specific region.
 

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Duty-free shops in the international departures area of South African airports are allowed to sell alcohol without restrictions.
So I can buy some there and sell it here if there's another ban.
 

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If you can't buy enough alcohol to last you over the restricted hours you can't afford to drink to begin with.
 

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It's like people love being under lockdown, like its carrying on we will be under lockdown for another 10 years! Regardless of people being vaccinated or not...
 

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We are tired of the BS

"There is one thing in the world more wicked than the desire to command, and that is the will to obey.” William Kingdon Clifford

Have a beautiful day

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Of course, the economy isn't dead yet so NDZ will keep at it.
 

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Authorities across the world just can't let go of the new found power to control people's lives with often stupid restrictions
 

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The Disaster Management Act is SA's new constitution. Get used to it.
They will not let go of the Disaster Management Act easily. NDZ and Co enjoy having the citizens of this country under their thumb a bit too much. The curfew is one of their favourites. Just the sort of thing authoritarian, totalitarian regimes like to impose on their subjects.
 

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We are tired of the BS

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The dispiriting thing is so many people believe it is for their own good. All in the name of 'health and safety'. On another forum I questioned the need for an ongoing totalitarian curfew, even during periods with low positives (like from Feb-May). One of the regulars responded, 'Why do you need to be out after 10pm anyway?'
 
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The dispiriting thing is so many people believe it is for their own good. All in the name of 'health and safety'. On another forum I questioned the need for an ongoing totalitarian curfew, even during periods with low positives (like from Feb-May). One of the regulars responded, 'Why do you need to be out after 10pm anyway?'
 

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The dispiriting thing is so many people believe it is for their own good. All in the name of 'health and safety'. On another forum I questioned the need for an ongoing totalitarian curfew, even during periods with low positives (like from Feb-May). One of the regulars responded, 'Why do you need to be out after 10pm anyway?'
To get baby formula? :unsure:
 
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