South Africa to further ease nationwide restrictions from June 1

South Africa will further ease nationwide restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19 from June 1, allowing the vast majority of the economy to return to production, according to a public address by the country’s president on Sunday May 24.

From the beginning of next month South Africa will move to level three of its five-level lockdown system, which was introduced to manage the gradual easing of coronavirus-related measures amid a country-wide shutdown introduced from midnight on March 26.
The country has since gradually relaxed these restrictions and began a phased recovery of economic activity in the past few weeks. In late April, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the move to level 4 from level 5 of its lockdown system from May 1.

“While the nationwide lockdown has been effective, it cannot be sustained indefinitely. This risk-adjusted approach is guided by several criteria, including the level of infections and rate of transmission, the capacity of health facilities, the extent of the implementation of public health interventions and the economic...


Amy Lv

May 26, 2020

07:58 GMT