DA calls for end date to lockdown and state of disaster
DA leader, John Steenhuisen said that while the easing of restrictions was welcomed, “the only possible reason for any further restrictions would be to allow everyone over the age of 18 the chance to get vaccinated”.
Steenhuisen has stated that he believes an end date for restrictions “must be well within our sight” since the 18-35 age group have had access to vaccines since August.
“At the very latest, this should happen by mid-November, which would give this age cohort a full 12 weeks to get both jabs. This deadline needs to be announced so businesses affected by lockdown restrictions can plan accordingly. It is not something that can be decided and announced at the last minute as this would put more businesses and jobs in jeopardy. If business owners know there will be no more restrictions and curfews they can try to make plans to bridge their business until then,” said Steenhuisen.
He said if the president did not think restrictions should be dropped, he must provide reasons why.