SA lockdown: Restaurant owners left with bitter taste

South Africa took its first shaky steps towards rolling back one of the world's strictest COVID-19 lockdowns on Friday as it sought to strike a delicate balance between containing the disease and reviving the battered economy. Some restaurants have been able to resume business, but just for food deliveries. But many say they will continue to suffer. #Day37ofLockdown Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa took its first shaky steps towards rolling back one of the world's strictest COVID-19 lockdowns on Friday as it sought to strike a delicate balance between containing the disease and reviving the battered economy.

Some restaurants have been able to resume business, but just for food deliveries.

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But many say they will continue to suffer.

With an economy already in trouble before the pandemic, the government has been under intense pressure to ease restrictions.

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But reopening the economy is proving to be harder than closing it down.

The country is already sitting at a 29 percent unemployment rate and it seems things are only going to get worse.

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eNCA