[LISTEN] Why WC Premier Alan Winde wants the province moved to Level 3
The Western Cape is home to more than 55% of confirmed Covid-19 infections but despite this, Premier Alan Winde wants the entire province moved from the current level 4 to a level 3 lockdown. Why?
He explains his reasons to Clement Mantathela on the Midday Report (click below for the full interview).
Level 5 was to make sure we had the health response in place and then you can start to ease [restrictions].Alan Winde, Premier - Western Cape
I'm watching the health response now materialising...our extra beds PPE stocks, our staffing...the balance of the other side of a lockdown level 5 is obviously you've got to crush your economy while creating your health response, as well as your humanitarian disaster.Alan Winde, Premier - Western Cape
I believe we've come up with a plan...we've shown it to Health Minister Mhkize...Alan Winde, Premier - Western Cape
We've been totally open and transparent about the numbers, we know in June we're going to have 80 000 asymptomatic infectionsAlan Winde, Premier - Western Cape
You're not going to stop the virus so you have to create a balance.Alan Winde, Premier - Western Cape
1. The Western Cape Government will use the process of consultation announced by President @CyrilRamaphosa to make clear our position that the entire province must move down to level 3 as soon as possible, preferably before the end of May 2020.⬇️ @WesternCapeGov pic.twitter.com/tIeQLWAv7i— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) May 14, 2020
Winde is currently in self-quarantine after coming into contact with eNCA cameraman Lungile Tom, who died from Covid-19 on Wednesday morning.
Listen to the full conversation below:
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