The Democratic Alliance says the extension of the national state of disaster is an attempt by the governing party to loot what’s left of relief funding.
The Cabinet approved the extension to 15 October. President Cyril Ramaphosa declared the state of disaster in March.
His announcement came with a travel ban on foreign nationals from high-risk countries such as Italy, Iran and China.
The DA says the lockdown no longer serves any purpose other than destroying businesses and livelihoods. The president is expected to brief the nation next week.
In other news – This is what to expect under lockdown level 1
JUST as spring is in the air, so too is the anticipation for further relaxation of lockdown regulations with a move to the risk-adjusted level 1 expected soon.
With the National State of Disaster for Covid-19 extended by a month on Thursday, expectations are for President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the nation in the coming days. Learn more