FULL SPEECH: ‘Most of SA’ to be on level 3 by the end May, while level 4 to get easier too
The president began by reflecting on the nearly seven weeks of the nationwide lockdown. He thanked South African for the sacrifices they had made thus far.
Mid-speech he touched on what most South Africans wanted to know, which is the easing of the lockdown and the opening of the economy. His speech was once again noticeably short on details.
He repeated that lifting the lockdown too quickly risked a rapid spread of infection, which was why it was being done steadily but carefully.
“Our goal is to steadily open the economy. We are now preparing for a further easing of the lockdown.”
He said some parts of the country would now be designated at different levels, based on infections and healthcare readiness.
Since certain metros were the epicentres of the virus, it was…