Alan Winde mentioned he could be assembly along with his group on Tuesday to guarantee they have been ready to present readability in regards to the scenario as quickly as attainable.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says a 21-day lockdown introduced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday may trigger some nervousness, however assured residents the province would work intently with the federal government to guarantee their security.
In a press release launched shortly after Ramaphosa’s announcement, Winde welcomed the president’s announcement on Monday of stricter measures to curb Covid-19 in South Africa as a part of a nationwide lockdown set to start on Thursday.
“What now we have seen globally over the previous few months has been unprecedented in current historical past,” Winde mentioned.
“These bulletins are probably to trigger lots of nervousness however I would like to reassure residents that we are going to be working intently with the nationwide authorities to be sure that the bulletins made tonight are successfully carried out to be sure that our residents stay secure and wholesome.”
He mentioned he could be assembly along with his group on Tuesday to guarantee they have been ready to present readability in regards to the scenario as quickly as attainable.
“There isn’t any need to panic. These measures have been taken with the most effective pursuits of all South Africans in thoughts.”
Winde reiterated retailers would stay open and folks would find a way to entry meals and medicine simply.
“There is completely no need to resort to panic shopping for and hoarding. We have met with large retailers who’ve assured us of ample provides.
“Over the following few days, we might be evaluating the place meals safety dangers lie, and addressing these.”
He mentioned given South Africa’s historical past, these restrictions would impression many hardworking individuals, however emphasised all South Africans should work collectively to make sure the objectives of the lockdown have been met.
“In a rustic the place private freedom was hard-won, and the place individuals have had to work arduous to construct careers and livelihoods, a shutdown comes with a excessive worth.
“But the lives of the individuals of this nation and this province are price excess of this and we should all work collectively now to be sure that this lockdown achieves the objectives it has set out to obtain – to scale back the impression of the virus and flatten the curve of an infection,” Winde added.
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