Lockdown regulations that are still attached will be implemented strictly
April 29, 2020
KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has confirmed that the eThekwini metro will downgrade to level four come May, 1, 2020.
"eThekwini will be part of those who will be opening up certain sectors, therefore it means we will be part of level four, but that means that all regulations that are still attached will be implemented strictly,
" he said.
Zikalala was addressing members of the media in Durban, when he confirmed the news.
This past weekend Zikalala said that if the number of coronavirus cases keeps going up, the municipality would need to remain under strict regulations.
eThekwini has more than 570 people who have contracted the virus so far.
"It means in transport, we will need to look on whether people have masks and people are protected, and there is social distancing, " he added.
"Today, we will be interacting with business communities, especially the big companies. We will be talking to CEO's on the issue of, how ready are they for the opening. Each company, when they open, must be able to test the temperature of their people and be able to screen them, " Zikalala said.
Regarding the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), KZN Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu said the province is not short of PPE.
"We are not short of PPE, but we do not have as much as we would want to have. We would want to have enough stock to last us six months, " she said.