Workers Exempted From The Lockdown Saga in South Africa
South Africa’s citizens have raised myriads of questions since the president dropped a bombshell mandating a total lockdown set for 21 days. Well, amidst all the questions asked, one which has been going around and tops the list over others is; Who or which business sector is authorized to carry out their operations as usual?
Questions on the lucky firms and businesses that will escape the sting of the COVID-19 virus wrath have created restlessness among many concerned citizens, particularly those who survived majorly via their daily carried out business activities.
Ebrahim Patel, SA’s Trade Minister, has since given out a complete detail depicting that the essential need providers will be the only ones allowed to operate.
Although the minister asked the people of South Africa to try and minimize their movement to only acquiring basic requirements such as food, he also added that spaza shops, groceries and supermarkets will be in business as usual.
The other parties whose businesses will also go on uninterrupted are those involved in the production and as well as distribution of the essentials. In addition to their operation, they are also encouraged to observe maximum hygiene to prevent any further contraction of the viral pandemic creating havoc all over the globe.
The minister is still making several considerations and will update the citizens once another list is made.