President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation this week regarding easing the lockdown restrictions, however some medical experts warn that it may be too soon to ease these restrictions.
South Africa is currently on adjusted level three lockdown but with the presidential address it is expected that we will move into level two lockdown with the curfew and alcohol sales being amended.
But some scientists say that not enough people have been vaccinated for the restrictions to be eased.
“My sense is that, considering the fact that, we have been under lockdown for such a long time it’s possible that the population needs some sort of respite, I also think that it is possible that there is sort of preparation from the economic point of view to increase population activity but my view is that we would have been better off focusing on driving up vaccination and delaying relaxation of the lockdown levels to level 2.” said Professor, Mosa Moshabela from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
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