Johannesburg – Some of South Africa’s famous faces have added their reactions to news of SA moving to lockdown level 1.
President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Sunday evening during an address to the nation on the latest Covid-19 developments.
The changes in regulations include the lifting of all remaining prohibitions on the sale of alcohol – other than during curfew – and political gatherings, and the easing of the curfew by an hour.
“The return to alert level 1 means that most of the remaining restrictions on economic activity have been removed. We expect this to lead to higher consumption spending, bolstered by the steady recovery in employment,” said Ramaphosa.
While Ramaphosa said SA has “clearly emerged” from the second wave of coronavirus infections, radio personality Pearl Modiadie worried that the easing of regulations may lead to a third.
Others celebrated the move and also imagined what the future might hold for social interactions.
“…Let’s rock & roll!” said Bonang Matheba.
While author, Zakes Mda, added that he would like to do away with the shaking of hands.