Winde: More lockdowns to be avoided at all costs

No more lockdowns says the Western Cape premier. This as the province is dealing with more than 10,000 active COVID-19 cases. Alan Winde says they will focus on evidence-based interventions, which involve getting people to change their behaviour. Ayesha Ismail reports. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape premier Alan Winde says further lockdowns will have disastrous consequences for jobs and the economy and should be avoided at all costs.

This as the province is dealing with more than 10,000 active COVID-19 cases.

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Winde believes Level 1 restrictions are sufficient and that everyone must play their part to stem the spread of COVID-19, including avoiding large gatherings. 

"We must be focussing on outdoors and be drastically reducing the numbers and that is in every single thing we do over the next 30 days," Winde said.

"We need to make sure that family functions and end-of-year parties, they have to be changed. We definitely need to reduce those numbers."

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He says law enforcement officers -- including SAPS, traffic officials and liquor inspectors -- will be out in full force to ensure compliance with COVID-19 regulations.

At the same time, he is encouraging holidaymakers to continue with their plans, to apply common sense and to be responsible.

* eNCA's Ayesha Ismail reports.

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