Lockdown level 4 - what government should do on Sunday

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Alcohol ban and lockdown level 4 could be extended for weeks

While the inter-provincial travel ban preventing movement into and out of Gauteng for leisure purposes could be relaxed, the other restrictions of South Africa's current level 4 lockdown should not be reduced.

This is the view of CSIR researchers Ridhwaan Suliman and Jabu Mtsweni, based on their analysis of South Africa's Covid-19 infections, available hospital capacity, and other factors.

Mtsweni and Suliman said that considering that hospitals in Gauteng are already at capacity — almost similar levels as we saw in South Africa's second wave — freeing up beds for Covid-19 patients is a primary concern.

"The alcohol ban tries to achieve this," the researchers stated.

"But, we do also understand that this has a serious impact on businesses, so balancing lives and livelihoods is very challenging on the alcohol issue."

Their analysis comes after the wine industry released a report on Thursday warning that many businesses will go under if the current prohibition on alcohol sales in South Africa continues.

“The fact that national government chooses not to take a differentiated approach to decisions with regard to the management of Covid-19 means that the current ban could be extended for the next four to five weeks after the current two-week ban is set to end on 11 July 2021," said Vinpro MD Rico Basson.
 

John Tempus

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Lets open up inter-provincial travel for leisure but keep banning everything else ? Next level brain dead logic. Everyone loves to travel for leisure just to arrive somewhere and having to remain in lockdown. Epic holiday vibes.

This government lost the plot years ago, considering allowing the one thing that could actually keep spreading delta. Awesome logic you fking morons.

Everyone and their uncle knew this so-called 14 day restrictions is no different to the March 2020 "short lockdown" , this is the start of a whole new cycle of stricter and stricter lockdowns.
 

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Alcohol ban and lockdown level 4 could be extended for weeks

While the inter-provincial travel ban preventing movement into and out of Gauteng for leisure purposes could be relaxed, the other restrictions of South Africa's current level 4 lockdown should not be reduced.

This is the view of CSIR researchers Ridhwaan Suliman and Jabu Mtsweni, based on their analysis of South Africa's Covid-19 infections, available hospital capacity, and other factors.

Mtsweni and Suliman said that considering that hospitals in Gauteng are already at capacity — almost similar levels as we saw in South Africa's second wave — freeing up beds for Covid-19 patients is a primary concern.

"The alcohol ban tries to achieve this," the researchers stated.

"But, we do also understand that this has a serious impact on businesses, so balancing lives and livelihoods is very challenging on the alcohol issue."

Their analysis comes after the wine industry released a report on Thursday warning that many businesses will go under if the current prohibition on alcohol sales in South Africa continues.

“The fact that national government chooses not to take a differentiated approach to decisions with regard to the management of Covid-19 means that the current ban could be extended for the next four to five weeks after the current two-week ban is set to end on 11 July 2021," said Vinpro MD Rico Basson.
Lol...interprovincial travel banned into and from Gauteng. Pfft. Go check the airport. I have heard first-hand stories of people travelling for business whilst families are climbing on planes for pleasure.
It's unpoliced. And it's happening.
 

JohnStarr

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Heard the head of health in Gauteng this morning on SAFM say they have enough beds and they prepared for it. Some hospitals are under severe pressure.
So do they have beds or not. Who do you believe?
 

Gaz{M}

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What's the point of unbanning leisure travel if you can't eat at a hotel/lodge restuarant or gamble in the casinos?
 

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Drifter

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I quit booze and cant go on holiday in any case, extend the bans as is, wont affect me.
 

stroudmw

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Stop packing people into taxis. That would help.
But I think that the government is terrified of the taxi mafia.
 
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