Gauteng wants tougher enforcement of regulations, but says economy will not be touched
Province tells NCCC it does not want a hard lockdown or for sectors of the economy to be closed
The Gauteng government has asked the national coronavirus command council (NCCC) for stricter measures in the province, including possibly cutting down on the number of people attending funerals and reintroducing a curfew, but says the economy will not be touched.
The province is the economic heartland of SA and ordinarily contributes more than a third of the country’s GDP. It was particularly hard hit when the economy came to a standstill as a result of the lockdown imposed in a bid to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, with premier David Makhura warning in May that 2-million jobs could be lost...