Lockdown to be lifted in stages . Most people are tired of the lockdown because there is no movement , no money , no joy and there is stress everywhere .
The minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said “Lockdown will be lifted in an incremental and orderly manner,” she told a ministerial briefing this afternoon. The gazetted rules for the second phase of the lockdown beginning on Friday would be only slightly different to those already in place.
“We will be announcing every week which sectors can open,” she said, but was not currently naming them. She confirmed that the ban on alcohol sales would remain in place until the end of April. Cigarettes will also not be allowed on sale again in the immediate lockdown future.
“Schools might be opening,” she also said. Vehicles needed for delivering essential goods and services would be allowed to be repaired.
“When we do stop the lockdown, we cannot do it abruptly, that today it’s complete lockdown and tomorrow, it’s open completely. We have to phase in so that there is an orderly move towards normality.”