COVID-19 in SA: Tighter restrictions bad for business

Easter weekend is usually a busy time with most people travelling around the country to be with family.  Business owners say the Easter period would help them recover from previous lockdowns. They say tighter restrictions could mean no business for them. eNCA’s Lethiwe Mdluli tells us more. Courtesy #DStv403

DURBAN - Business owners say tighter restrictions would be damaging for them and the economy

They say they already have plans in place and will lose out. 

This follows a recommendation by the COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee to impose a tighter lockdown for the upcoming long Easter weekend. 

READ: Ministerial Advisory Committee recommends Easter restrictions

Business owners say if more restrictions are announced, they might start experiencing cancellations which could result in some businesses closing down. 

The committee says the recommendation for a tougher lockdown over Easter aims to avoid a third coronavirus wave.  

It says these restrictions would be temporary. 

* eNCA’s Lethiwe Mdluli reports.


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