EFF rejects the easing of lockdown regulations
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) reject the easing of lockdown regulations amid COVID-19 pandemic, as it was announced that the country will move to alert level 2 on Tuesday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said in his address that However, the number of active cases is declining every day, and now stands at around 105,000.
The EFF said that the easing of the lockdown regulations is based on a manipulated COVID-19 data and under-testing to justify the reopening of the economy at the expense of the lives of citizens.
The EFF expresses that the President in collaboration with the department of health has conspired to manipulate and lie about the progress in the fight against COVID-19.
“We have long called for an independent review of COVD-19 data and for health data to be removed from the hands of politicians.” Said the EFF
The party further stated that this was a simple basis that politicians would manipulate data to cast themselves in a good light despite the prevailing reality of the impact of the deadly virus.
“The resulting uplifting of the ban on alcohol and tobacco is a product of data manipulation by a leadership which is loyal to big businesses over lives of people and the availability of beds in hospitals does not mean alcohol should be sold”. Said the EFF
The EFF states that hotspots such as the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, and Gauteng have substantially halted testing to aid the argument for the lockdown regulations and present a government that has handled the virus very well.
The EFF argues that the reopening of taverns and the resumption of the sale of alcohol will, therefore have a deadly effect as inter-personal violence will increase sharply, and the spread of the infections will rise.
“Ramaphosa has kept restrictions such curfew in place and restrictions of gathering to no more than 50-people while reopening activities such as on-site alcohol consumption which will lead to opposing of the lockdown regulations regarding gatherings and will stretch law-enforcement agencies thin, this is a senseless move by a person who simply does not know what he is doing.” Further added the EFF