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Johan
Yes they should
Other
Regulations should be logical and fair toward all parties. Allowing crowds of people in shopping centres with little air flow vs. not allowing people on beaches (on the sand) where there is loads of fresh air and hardly any risk of spreading the Covid virus is illogical.
Ministers and government having parties during lockdown without serious consequences (like getting fired) vs. other citizens who overstepped the boundaries, sometimes very trivial, now sitting with criminal records is just not logical not just.
Municipalities and traffic departments (specifically in Nelson Mandela Metro) more often than not are closed for business due to alleged Covid outbreaks and when they are open for business they effectively close for business early to mid morning yet every citizen is expected to have e.g. valid drivers licenses (even those whose licenses expired just before lockdown started)
Tammi
Yes they should
Education
Children under the age of 12 should not need to wear masks or social distance. Especially in the school environment. These children are at very low risk and the mental-emotional-social impact to them of these restrictions are more harmful than the risk of infection. Other countries have adopted this policy.
PAM
Yes they should
Family
Not being able to visit family in retirement villages or old age homes (especially Old Age Homes) where the elderly are mostly very old and in assisted care as they are in early dementia, or have physical disabilities and cannot take care of themselves any longer. They are confused as to what is happening, why they are not being visited by family. It is not good for their mental health. I believe when this is looked back on in future years this will be seen as a crime against humanity. Taxis are allowed to be full (no social distancing) yet the elderly who could be put in wheelchairs and visited by a loved one/family member in the garden , social distancing, are left to be alone at the end of their lives! This is cruel...
Paul
Not fully
Business
Madelein
Yes they should
Education
Why open the schools? The ANC is going to cause alot of kids to get sick with covid 19. I would rather choose for my 6 year old son to lose a year of school than to lose his life.
Michael
Yes they should
Travel/Movement
Please open the borders to international travellers and tourists, at the very least from low risk countries. This way, the tourism industry can begin to operate at near 100% in time for their peak season, those South Africans who are stuck abroad may come home without paying ridiculous repatriation flight fees, and many heartbroken international families and couples may reunite.
Werner
Yes they should
Economic/Financial
Many more people will die from the increase in crime due to unemployment increasing that what will die from the Covid -19 virus. This country will see a lot more unrest and violent protests because people won't be able to feed themselves or their family.
David
Yes they should
Travel/Movement
In the month of March of this year excepted new employment outside of South Africa and have not been able to take it up due to international travel restrictions. Furthermore had planned for foreign visitors arrival into South Africa to conduct a review and purchasing of property in the residential and commercial market.
Best Regards.
Mr. David Hutchinson.
Linette
Yes they should
Prohibition
Lift the tobacco ban. It is ridiculous and is costing the economy millions every day. Smokers are not adding to the burden on medical services and several studies have proved that smokers are not more at risk of contracting covid or dying from it. Government should stop stuffing its own pockets from the illicit tobacco trade and start acting responsibly towards its citizens and the economy it is supposed to protect. Government alleges it is a responsible government. Now is the time to show it.
Hlengiwe
Yes they should
Prohibition
My concern is with public gatherings..we can manage covid19 spread now it is June i dont think it is fair to open religious gatherings and not open weddings, or traditional ceremonies, this is almost the same thing. It is our right to perform traditional ceremonies or weddings why you do not trust us to manage that? Remember we have been educated about this virus. Some people are still doing parties and there are no arrests now its only us that are still trying to keep the law. The day alcohol restriction was lifted there have been public gatherings people drink together at all times they drink at someones backyard and not everyone belongs to that family meaning why open booze when traditional or weddings remain closed? Is it not our duty then to manage what is happening in our event and apply safety measures? 100 guests are manageable.