Editorials
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29 Dec 2021
6:00 am

Curfew can go, but masks should stay

Editorials

While it may still be early days in assessing whether or not the Covid omicron variant is really the beginning of the pandemic, it does seem as though South Africa is moving towards easing the restrictions we have lived with since March last year. More of more voices are being raised about the continuing imposition […]

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While it may still be early days in assessing whether or not the Covid omicron variant is really the beginning of the pandemic, it does seem as though South Africa is moving towards easing the restrictions we have lived with since March last year. More of more voices are being raised about the continuing imposition of the curfew – currently it is from midnight to 4am – because, experts confirm, it does little to impede the spread of the most infectious variant by far. Opening up would allow bars and restaurants to increase their turnover and, while that would undoubtedly...