SA Lockdown: Nehawu welcomes tighter restrictions

File: The National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) says it's concerned about the number of healthcare workers being infected with COVID-19. (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.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa announced new COVID-19 regulations on Monday.

The country has surpassed 1 million infections.

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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. 

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It says many healthcare institutions are struggling to cope, with workers being in self-isolation and others losing their lives.

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