- President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the lockdown restrictions will be relaxed as the country moved to level 3 on 1 June
- Casinos and restaurants will reopen but some people are upset that family visits are still not allowed
- South Africans have taken to social media to voice their frustrations
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South Africans have reacted to the latest news on lockdown Level 3. President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the migration to a more relaxed Level 3 lockdown on Wednesday evening.
Cabinet has decided to ease restrictions on restaurants for sit-down meals, accommodation facilities, conference facilities, cinemas and theatres, casinos, personal care services (including hairdressers and beauty services), non-contact sports, contact sports (but only for training).
However, not everyone is happy as restaurants and casino reopened but lockdown restrictions still prevented people from visiting in their homes.
Briefly.co.za learned that Khaya Sithole, @CoruscaKhaya, took to Twitter to complain about casinos being open but family visits still being off the table.
Here is what Mzansi had to say about the new Level 3 restrictions:
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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that the DA has welcomed the announcement that the personal care industry will be opening up amid relaxed Level 3 restrictions.
Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa had addressed the nation on Wednesday evening, confirming that numerous sectors would be allowed to open.
However, the opposition party is adamant that the president has caved under the pressure of legal action:
"The truth is, President Ramaphosa has buckled under the pressure of our looming court case against the continued ban and criminalisation of the industry which is to be heard on 22 June, 2020 before a full bench of the Western Cape High Court. The president knows full well Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma would lose."
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