Poll: Most feel Ramaphosa made the right call opening the economy

Poll: Most feel Ramaphosa made the right call opening the economy

- President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that restaurants, casinos and cinemas will reopen

- This comes despite a continued increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in SA

- Briefly.co.za asked readers to weigh in with their views on the matter

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that Level 3 restrictions will be relaxing slightly in order to relieve a very strained economy.

Briefly.co.za reported that restaurants, hair salons, conferences, casinos, and cinemas will be reopening in a bid to allow the majority of citizens to return to work.

Asking readers to express their views on the situation, we asked if citizens felt the call was a good decision.

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61% Of those who took part in the poll put their vote behind opening up the economy, while 39% felt that the high Covid-19 infection rate was a major issue.

Take a look at why readers expressed this view below with just a few of the comments:

Monalisa Kayenda - "Yes we spent three good months with no income and this disease is going to be here for a long time, all we have to do is go back to our normal lives, wash hands, wear a mask and sanitise our hands. I can't wait to go back to work again."
Nonqaba Ngomane - "We must just follow safety precautions and never stop praying for a coronavirus-free country. Better days are ahead of South Africans."
Thomas Nditsheni - "I think it's great, everyone has to take responsibility and practice all the regulations so that we can be used to practising all that."
Nhlanhla Mbekeni - "That's good, we can't be a coward nation afraid to do things just because, more and more cases are being confirmed, we face it and move on with life."
John Cole - "Sure it's a good idea, now people have a choice to go or not."
Zuber Khan - "As long as we can't pray freely things won't change for the betterment of the people."
Arthur Ntuli - "They are complying with the High Court order, they were expected to do so within 14 days."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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