This morning, I am attending the President’s Coordinating Council meeting where President Cyril Ramaphosa will be discussing the next phase of lockdown with Ministers and the Premiers of all the provinces.
During that meeting, I will motivate for the further opening of business and economic activity on the grounds that the citizens of this province have proven that they are able to take individual responsibility by changing our behaviour.
The Western Cape Government is also well prepared for COVID-19 and has shown that we are able to track and manage this virus, and we continue to flatten the curve. Our province wide hotspot management also continues.
I will therefore be requesting, on behalf of the citizens of the Western Cape, that:
We lift the curfew.
A date, in October, for the opening of international travel is declared so that bookings can be made by international travelers who want to come to our country.
We save jobs and business by allowing more economic activity such as events and sporting events.
Our focus right now must be on saving jobs and avoiding a humanitarian crisis. We must do this now and we must do it safely to move forward.