TLU SA believes the government should lift all COVID-19 restrictions.
“We realise the danger of COVID-19, but given that we have no idea how long it will be with us, it is important to maintain a responsible balance in handling the situation,” says Mr Louis Meintjes, the president of TLU SA. “We suggest the government lifts all restrictions and levels. The focus should now be on creating awareness and to implement hygiene measures. Each individual should take responsibility for themselves.”
The factual views expressed by experts in various fields of health and science, and which contradict the inexplicable and damaging actions of the government, prove the ANC’s efforts are not in the best interests of the country.
“Place the responsibility in the hands of the country’s residents,” says Mr Meintjes. “Everyone is thoroughly informed about the dangers of the virus by now, and they should be able to make their own decisions. People should also be able to choose how actively they will apply the safety and health measures when they become economically active or attend places of worship. If, as has been stated, the wearing of masks is effective, there can be absolutely no reason why the economic lockdown cannot be lifted in its entirety.”
According to government, the lockdown was introduced to prepare the country for the consequences of COVID19. The president announced that everything is ready and in place to handle the spread of the coronavirus.
“We are not convinced that the government will ever be prepared to manage the consequences of COVID-19 nor the more damaging effects of the lockdown,” says Mr Meintjes. “The chaos surrounding the opening of schools is a perfect example of the government’s incompetence and inadequacy.
“South Africans should realise they have to take responsibility for themselves.”
Issued by: TLU SA
Date: 1 June 2020
Enquiries: Mr Louis Meintjes, President TLU SA, Cell.: 082 461 7262
Mr Bennie van Zyl, General Manager TLU SA,
Cell.: 082 466 4470