A let­ter from my lips to God’s ears…

Cape Argus - - METRO - YVONNE BEBB | Fish Hoek

WOULDN’T this be a won­der­ful mes­sage from our pres­i­dent?

“Fel­low South Africans. I would like to thank you all for be­ing so sup­port­ive of all our lock­down en­deav­ours and rules, is­sued to pro­tect all your lives from this Covid-19 pan­demic.

“Our com­bined ef­fort has given us the op­por­tu­nity to con­trol, and heal hot spots in our coun­try, and en­sure good re­cov­ery rates.

“Now, it is time to give you back your re­spon­si­ble free­dom to re­turn to your nor­mal lives again.

“From Au­gust 15, all busi­nesses, in­clud­ing the sales of al­co­hol and to­bacco, may re­open. In­ter­provin­cial travel and tourism may re­sume, and all school­child­ren will re­turn to their school timeta­bles as gazetted.

“For our coun­try’s safety, in­ter­na­tional tourism travel will still be pro­hib­ited un­til fur­ther no­tice.

“We do ask you to con­tinue pro­tect­ing your­selves from con­ta­gion by sani­tis­ing and us­ing masks out in pub­lic for each other’s safety. All busi­nesses are re­quired to do the same.

“The pro­hi­bi­tion of driv­ing on all roads be­tween 10pm and 4am, will re­main to pre­vent a rise in al­co­hol­re­lated ac­ci­dents.

“Do­ing this, our gov­ern­ment can con­cen­trate on spend­ing our re­sources on im­prov­ing health ser­vices, hos­pi­tals and all emer­gency staff.

“Also, to build more houses, and schools for the needy, with proper healthy fa­cil­i­ties and san­i­ta­tion.

“Ob­vi­ously, this is only go­ing to work with your full co-op­er­a­tion, en­thu­si­asm and dili­gence, in­stead of law­less­ness. Our gov­ern­ment will work hard to track down, root out, and elim­i­nate cor­rup­tion.

“We will all con­tinue per­son­ally, and to­gether, to fight this pan­demic, to the best of our abil­ity, to en­sure that each one of us, is among the sur­vivors.

“It is in your re­spon­si­ble hands to en­sure that we win this bat­tle in the long run ahead.

“God bless South Africa, and all its won­der­ful and car­ing peo­ple!”

(From my lips to God’s ears)

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