Scramble to get to level 3
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. One of them is that there is a rapidly rising number of infections in densely populated townships, and the taxi industry – whose vehicles can only operate at 70% capacity – may struggle to cope with larger volumes of workers, as the Metrorail and bus systems will not be ready in time to ensure safe transportation.
Schools are not fit to reopen