President Ramaphosa says the board thoroughly discussed the issue of alcohol.
However, we decided that we should still limit it as much as possible. As we lifted the ban on it, the number of people in the country went overboard and this, as I said yesterday, exacerbated the abuse. Many would say that we should not ban alcohol forever. It is still debatable whether we should have reopened it in level three.Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa said the same counts with the tobacco issue. We have done numerous consultations on it. However, it is now in the hands of the court Ramaphosa said.
On the issue of flights, we allowed business trips in the country. We believe that protocols can be maintained. In the end, we must accept that the virus will still be with us for too long and that we must put in place protective measures to protect our people.
We must therefore determine how we should adjust to the risk. We cannot be immortalized in total restraint says Ramaphosa
The DA says that Ramaphosa asked the country to make big sacrifices but that the government was not transparent about the ways in which they came to their decisions.
Ramaphosa says the advisory committees advised by the government and other scientists have diverse opinions.
He says experts have also come up with different models with different findings. We did not have a shortage of information. If there is any information that the public needs to know, it should be made available.
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