Gauteng Prime Minister David Makhura said on Tuesday that the Gauteng province will move to level 3 at the start of June.
According to Makhura, the province cannot be on level 4 for much longer.
“By the beginning of June, we as Gauteng will move to level 3. We are preparing for level 3, we want to move to level 3 to reopen the economy, but in a responsible and cautious manner.”
Makhura says that the medical and economic necessities must be balanced with each other, but that the province cannot remain in Level 4 for much longer because many people do not have the capacity and means to survive.
Meanwhile the Democratic Alliance in Limpopo says Limpopo should be moved to level two of the national containment measures.
Jacques Smalle, DA leader in Limpopo, says if the move does not happen sooner or later, there is great concern that the unemployment rate in the province will rise so sharply “that the damage will be irreversible.”
Smalle said that on February 11, six weeks before the national lockdown began, 922,000 people in Limpopo were unemployed.
“It’s inconceivable what people have been through for the last seven weeks,” Smalle said.
The Limpopo Department of Health announced Tuesday that 93 Covid-19 cases have been reported in the province.