File: Nehawu is threatening to withdraw its support from the party in upcoming local government elections. (AFP)
JOHANNESBURG - The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union has welcomed the move back to Lockdown Level 3.
It says this move will keep the economy active while saving lives.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced new COVID-19 regulations on Monday.
The country has surpassed 1 million infections.
Nehawu says stopping the sale of alcohol is a welcome move too.
The union says in addition to COVID-19 patients, hospitals have had to treat people after stabbings, shootings, and car accidents.
It says many healthcare institutions are struggling to cope, with workers being in self-isolation and others losing their lives.