South Africa is set to enter a new phase of lockdown beginning next week Friday (1 May) – introducing a curfew while we will also see limited return of the workforce.
The curfew will start at 20h00 and run until 05h00 each day, as the country begins to ease restrictions – through a tiered system – in a bid to get the economy back up and running.
This comes after health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize confirmed that there are now 4,361 positive Covid-19 cases in South Africa.
Mkhize also reported that the number of deaths from the coronavirus now stands at 86, up from the 79 deaths reported on Friday.
Government on Saturday put in the public domain a draft framework for a Risk-Adjusted Strategy to bring different sectors of the economy under Level Four of the Lockdown back to work as announced by president Cyril Ramaphosa.
Approximately 1.5 million additional South Africans will from 1 May return to work under the new terms.