Winde: Next 100 days crucial for Western Cape

Six months into the lockdown South Africa is now on level 1. It means larger gatherings, a shorter curfew and a general reopening of the economy. eNCA's Ronald Masinda is on the streets of Cape Town to find out how people feel about the move to Level 1. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape has been left devastated by COVID-19 infections.

With the move to lockdown Level 1, Premier Alan Winde says the next 100 days are about restoring the province's economy and reviving jobs.

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"It's really about getting our economy back up and running. It's called the relaxation of those levels but we must not relax our attitude towards masking and social distancing etc,"  Winde said.

"We must learn from other parts of the world. They've got second waves, we've got to make sure we've got a really great summer season because then we'll be able to get our jobs back that we've lost but we'll have to do it safely."

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The premier said monitoring cluster outbreaks and the general provincial trends is key to the provincial response to containing the COVID-19 pandemic.

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