Norton taskforce calls for lockdown relaxation


THE Norton Covid-19 taskforce chairperson Norman Beswa has called on the government to further relax the lockdown measures, saying there was need to balance the regulations with the country’s economic interests.

The country went into lockdown on March 30, as a way of curbing the spread of Covid-19, which has so far killed hundreds of thousands of people across the world.

The country as of yesterday had 282 confirmed cases, four deaths and 34 recoveries.

“The issue is that we won’t be able to stop the spread of Covid-19. The only thing we can be able to do is to slow down the spread of the disease through social distancing, regular washing of hands and disinfecting places,” Beswa said.

His statement comes after Norton Constituency independent MP Temba Mliswa posted on micro-blogging site Twitter, saying the lockdown should be suspended.

“The Norton Covid-19 taskforce has resolved that the lockdown should simply be suspended because it’s not working. People have since come out and begun trading and moving about due to hunger…”

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