Government denies buckling under pressure as hairdressers, restaurants reopen

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A hairdresser working on a client's hair at a salon in Duduza, Ekurhuleni in the East Rand. Hairdressers are now allowed operate in the advance level 3. Picture: Gallo Images/OJ Koloti)Deon Raath
A hairdresser working on a client's hair at a salon in Duduza, Ekurhuleni in the East Rand. Hairdressers are now allowed operate in the advance level 3. Picture: Gallo Images/OJ Koloti)Deon Raath

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As hairdressers, beauty parlours and restaurants reopen their doors, state denies caving in to court case threats and warns that infection risks remain

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that regulations will be eased and restaurants, beauticians, cinemas, theatres, casinos and hairdressers are allowed to operate under level 3 of the lockdown has been received with questions as to whether he acted under pressure and whether government was in effect abandoning the lockdown.

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