CAPE TOWN –The Western Cape Premier Alan Winde is calling for the reopening of international travel as the country moves to level 1.
Winde attended the President’s Coordinating Council meeting on Tuesday where the next lockdown phase was discussed.
“The Western Cape government is well prepared for Covid-19. We have shown that we are able to track and manage this virus, and we continue to flatten the curve. Our province-wide hotspot management also continues,” said Winde.
“We are requesting that the government lifts the curb. We want a set date in October for the opening of international travel so that bookings can be made by international travelers who want to come to our country,” he added.
In a bid to save jobs and business, Winde said that more economic activity is needed such as events and sporting events which can be done safely.
I’ll be going into PCC now where the president, ministers&premiers from across the country will be discussing the next phases of lockdown. I’ll be pushing for:
✅lifting of the curfew
✅opening of international travel
✅saving jobs&businesses by allowing more economic activity pic.twitter.com/j7AJrotIyS
— Premier Alan Winde (@alanwinde) September 15, 2020
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