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COVID-19: Lockdown extension condemned in South Africa.



Opposition Party in South Africa has gone against the extension of the ongoing lockdown that was actually meant to cob the spread of the coronavirus diseases (COVID-19).

As reported by BBC, The decision to extend South Africa’s lockdown until the end of April will create an economic disaster, the main opposition party has warned.

The order was put in place in order to stop the spread, and it turned out to be helpful so far, that’s why the president wants it extended.

“Each death resulting from the virus is a tragedy. But so is each death resulting from caged citizens and frustrated law enforcers, and so is each victim of home violence. And each malnourished child. And each newly unemployed South African,” the party said in a statement.

“We would prefer a gradual phasing out of the current lockdown over the coming weeks.”

According to the report reaching us at Livenews Nigeria, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the decision to extend the strict restrictions had not been taken lightly.

Furthermore, he said: “I have to ask you to make even greater sacrifices so that our country may survive this crisis and so that tens of thousands of lives may be saved”.

He also announced that senior politicians would donate a third of their salaries to help those worst affected by the pandemic and urged business leaders to do the same.

As at the time of this report, SA has recorded 1,934 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 18 deaths.


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