Booze, beaches and all those jabs

We had a short-notice presidential address on Monday which leaves us in post-holiday lockdown, featuring eased restrictions including a reduced curfew, the return of alcohol and a lifting of the beach ban – with news on the first vaccine arrivals.

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Lockdown 1, beaches 0

Well, that’s the summer season on the beach down the plughole. One address from the president and lockdown level 1 has become a lot less palatable – and again it seems the repercussions have not been considered in their full extent. Together we will watch this new bit of news unfold.

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We can’t talk lockdown

Soon another “My Fellow South Africans” and talks of a lockdown to stem the tide in COVID infections trending upwards? Is this how we will start November, staring down the barrel of a weaponised response to an increase in infections and a televised speech that will drag on, full of dire threats with no substance until we hear from the pandemic ministers?

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