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`Gear up for easing of lockdown`: Winde to push for Ramaphosa to lift curfew and overseas travel ban

Source: news24, 15/09/2020

Winde also hopes to have clarity on events and sporting businesses.

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde and other premiers will be meeting with
President Cyril Ramaphosa and the National Coronavirus Command Council
(NCCC) to discuss the next phase of the lockdown on Tuesday.

In a video statement released on Tuesday, Winde said he would be pushing
for three main agenda items that his government felt would allow for
more economic activity in the country.

Winde said he would be asking the president to lift the curfew and give
clarity on international travel, as well.

`We need a date that international travel opens, in October, so that the
bookings can be made by international travellers who want to come into
our country for business or vacation for the next few months,` he said.

`We need to make sure that we open up on our events, sporting
businesses, and churches must be able to open up more carrying
capacity,` added Winde.

Winde last week also pleaded with Ramaphosa to fight the `second
pandemic` - unemployment - by opening up all sectors of the economy on
Friday.

According to a statement by the presidency, the meeting would be chaired
by Ramaphosa and was expected to focus on a report from the NCCC on the
country`s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This, as Ramaphosa hinted in a meeting with the South Africa National
Editors Forum last week that South Africa could be going into Level 1
lockdown soon.

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