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Chaos if lockdown is completely lifted, Dlamini-Zuma tells Parliament

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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Life under lockdown regulations is far from over. South Africans can expect some rules to stay, even after the five-week-long official lockdown ends.

Cooperative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has told Parliament there will be “chaos” if the lockdown is lifted completely.

She’s also explained the rationale for the contentious ban on the sale of hot food.

Drinkers and smokers are among those anxiously waiting for the lockdown to end.

Dlamini-Zuma says life as we know it, cannot resume immediately.

“It doesn’t mean when the lockdown ends, everything will go back to normal. No. It will be step-by-step, also depending on how the spread is.”

She says the recent ban on the sale of hot food is intended to stop the unnecessary movement of people.

“If you allow them, you can kiss the lockdown goodbye. Everyone will go buy a burger, pizza or KFC.”

Dlamini-Zuma says limits on large gatherings, church services and funerals will remain.

“So there will come a time when all funerals will be treated in the same way.

“That’s why funerals are limited because they do encourage the spread of the virus, the same as the schools,” she added.

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Source: eNCA