Ramaphosa gives an update on Lockdown extension
President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that it is still too early to decide the extension of the current 21 day lockdown. The President advised that government was still assessing whether there is need to extend the lockdown.
The possibility of an extension of the current 21 day lockdown is more likely in Mzansi in an effort to curb further spread of the deadly coronavirus.
To date South Africa has recorded 1749 confirmed cases with 45 recoveries and 13 deaths.
Ronelle Burger, a professor of economics at Stellenbosch University believes we could be confined in our homes until July.
‘Because we have started early with lockdown, we must understand that this fight could continue until at least July. Given that winter months still lie ahead of us, it is likely that scholls and universities will not reopen until July and we need to find ways to cope. Its been a very tough time especially for poor households’
A report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) released over the weekend said new infections in South Africa will only peak at the beginning of June. The Group suggested that restrictions may only be lifted after end of June and the end of August due to this factor. Strap in, its going to be a bumpy ride.