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...