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Cigarette Ban Will Be Lifted, Says Ramaphosa

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President Ramaphosa answered some questions and spoke on the cigarette ban and when it will be lifted as well as his view of the alcohol ban. Ramaphosa also spoke on the declining economy and how South Africa is coping with the lockdown. 

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As he spoke to the public, the first question asked to President Ramaphosa was about cigarettes and he stated that the ban on cigarettes will be lifted and that we won't be under lockdown forever. However, the ban is still in place and that with time, the ban will be lifted but not anytime soon. 

As he hosted a virtual imbizo with the public discussing issues and challenges facing our society, Ramaphosa also said that the unbanning of alcohol was agreed upon to be on level 3 but now there is concern about alcohol abuse as SA was ranked among the high consumers of alcohol. The alcohol ban was lifted so that the economy could see improvement, however he has said that they have seen the negative impact this decision has had. 

In terms of the economy, the President said, "We are confident that in the coming months we will begin to steadily see the results." He has said that it will take some time for South Africa's economy to recover and that the Unemployment figures that were released are concerning. Should we become more complacent with the safety regulations, South Africans are reminded that we are nowhere near the end of the pandemic and that we are going to need to adapt to this reality. 

"The reality is that we could not remain under lockdown forever. People need to earn a living. Learners need to continue with their education. Businesses need to reopen to survive and for their staff to keep their jobs", stated Cyril Ramaphosa. 

Country is able to handle the rise in infections with many more healthcare resources having been provided and "our Health care system is rising to the challenge". 

On the reopening of schools, which many South Africans have not been in favour of, the President responded, "The issue of opening schools was extensively canvassed and we concluded that we needed to take a calculated risk. The right to life is sacrosanct and we knew that we couldn't keep everyone locked away for too long."

At the end of the imbizo, Ramaphosa called for everyone to observe the regulations in plan.

 

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