Level 4 lockdown will be extended – economist, As Covid-19 instances in South Africa, continue to grow, the government will almost certainly prolong the two-week modified level four lockdown rules. Hugo Pienaar, head economist at Stellenbosch University’s Bureau for Economic Research, agrees.
When President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the shift to level four on June 27, 2021, the seven-day rolling average of new daily coronavirus infections was about 15,000, according to Pienaar.
“The seven-day rolling average was 19,100 yesterday, and health experts say we have yet to reach the peak,” he added.
“Regardless of the grave consequences for the hotel, liquor, and aviation industries,
Employees affected by the level 4 lockdown
The severity of the epidemic will make it difficult to ease rules by Sunday.” The fact that an agreement was made to extend the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) to employees impacted by the level 4 lockdown, according to Pienaar, suggests that the rules will be prolonged beyond the first two weeks. Keep reading