Durban – South Africans are eagerly anticipating the downgrade of lockdown regulations from level 5 to level 4 which comes into effect on Friday, May 1.
South Africa is currently in Day 35 of an extended lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, and government is expected to gradually ease restrictions into various phases over the coming months.
Last night, Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced a relaxation of lockdown regulations that will be effected from Friday.
While the ban of cigarettes in still in place, here are some of the things we can look forward to:
- You can exercise. Cycling, running and walking will be allowed however, only within your neighbourhood and within a 5km radius. Exercise will only be allowed between 6am and 9am.
- Those who have travelled home at the start of lockdown, will be allowed to return to cities where they work. They will be required to undergo quaratine for 14 days.
- People will be able to buy winter clothing.
- Agricultural products will be exported
- Postal and courier services will be allowed
- e-Hailing services, taxis, buses and rail services will be opened.
- You can purchase a bigger variety of essential goods as well as educational books, stationery, office supplies and computers and cellphones
- You can order fast food for delivery via online apps.
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By Staff Writer