Scramble to get to level 3: 'We cannot compromise life for the sake of just making money’

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President Cyril Ramaphosa and his national Covid-19 command council are preparing for level 3 of the nationwide lockdown, which will be implemented from the end of May – but only in certain areas. Picture: Jairus Mmutle / GCIS
President Cyril Ramaphosa and his national Covid-19 command council are preparing for level 3 of the nationwide lockdown, which will be implemented from the end of May – but only in certain areas. Picture: Jairus Mmutle / GCIS

Business gets ready to open up, but organised labour is worried that moving too quickly will put scores of workers and taxi drivers at risk of infection

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that large parts of South Africa would move to level 3 of the Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown at the end of the month, most provinces have pronounced themselves ready for the move.

But many risks have been highlighted that could dampen enthusiasm.

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