The national lockdown implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19 will be phased out instead of coming to an abrupt halt, co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Thursday.

“There are measures that will remain beyond the lockdown,” she said during a media briefing. “When we do stop the lockdown, we cannot do it abruptly — that today we are in complete lockdown and tomorrow we open completely. We have to phase-in so that there is an orderly move to normality.”..

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