- Power FM's Mpumi Mlambo recently sat with Briefly.co.za to chat about the easing of the lockdown
- The media personality believes that this is a good thing for the many who were out of jobs
- However, she acknowledged that the step was a risky one as it will allow for the virus to spread once again
With Ramaphosa recently announcing that alcohol sales would resume as per usual, many cannot be blamed for believing that the lockdown is easing and things are slowly going back to normal.
The easing of the stringent alcohol sales bodes particularly well for the entertainment industry, which has suffered during the lockdown.
Briefly.co.za chatted to Power FM's Mpumi Mlambo to find out how she was feeling about the new developments and how they would affect her as an entertainer.
"From a business perspective I'm obviously happy about the easing of lockdown, people have been out of work and aren't able to provide for their kids. However, I'm worried about our health, I hope we don't lose lives and survive this."
Speaking on her December plans, Mlambo said she was booked for gigs during the festive season.
Briefly.co.za had previously reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday evening that the sale of alcohol will now return to normal. Speaking during a national address, Ramaphosa revealed that Level 1 regulations would be amended:
"As we transition into a new phase in our response, the only way forward is a rapid and sustained economic recovery, we are therefore working to ensure to enable that all parts of our economy to return to normal as quickly and as safely as possible."
In addition to this, Ramaphosa confirmed that international travel will also be opening up:
"We are also opening up international travel to all countries subject to the necessary health protocols and the presentation of a negative Covid-19 certificate."
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has provided South Africa with an update on the latest Covid-19 statistics. In a statement issued by the Department of Health on Wednesday evening, Mkhize commented that:
"As announced by His Excellency President MC Ramaphosa, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 742 394 with 2 140 new cases identified since the last report."
The minister also noted an increase in the number of fatalities recorded in the country:
"Regrettably, 60 new deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 24, Free State 19, Gauteng 2, KwaZulu-Natal 1, Mpumalanga 2, North West 2, Northern Cape 6 and Western Cape 4, which brings the total to 20 011 deaths."
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