The Cabinet on Thursday denied that decisions on Covid-19 regulations were made by some people in the national coronavirus command board.
This comes after a handful of ministers in the media came under fire because of unpopular regulations prevailing in the current state of restriction.
The Cabinet said in a statement on Thursday that the regulations are the result of a broad and collective process by the executive.
“Interventions with Covid-19 are driven by the Department of Health and the National Joint Operational Intelligence Structure (Natjoints),” the statement said.
According to the Cabinet, he was informed on Wednesday about the outcomes of consultations that Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa, with several civil rights organizations, had their support for how the government will move from level 4 of the restriction to level 3 on Monday.
As part of the consultations, Ramaphosa and several ministers met with the business, labor and community sectors, the South African Church Council, mayors, premiers, the South African Local Government Association, traditional leaders and political parties represented in parliament. .
“The Cabinet welcomed the consultations, which were generally constructive and enriched the planning for the systematic relaxation of restrictions to level 3.”
According to the Cabinet, Level 3 involves removing restrictions on the movement of people, and will also allow about eight million people to return to work.
Special attention will be paid to hot spots where an increase in coronavirus infections is detected.