There is little to be gained and much to be lost in continuing with this lockdown. The DA calls on the government to swiftly phase it out and replace it with a regime of testing and localised containment coupled with reasonable safety regulations and an effective relief programme. We have provided detailed proposals for how this could and should happen. 

The severe national lockdown of unspecified duration, coupled with inadequate, patchy support, is irrational, badly planned, badly executed, disproportional, unsustainable, unjustified and unjustifiable. It is more damaging than the virus itself. Bear in mind, locking down for another month will not eradicate the virus, it will merely delay the peak by another month...

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