Day 371 – Covid news

A quick one here because things are going to get very busy very shortly.

First off, this:

There’s been a 5% increase in Covid-19 infections in the Western Cape – and 16% increase in Cape Town over the past seven days, according to the Western Cape Health Department.

That’s a very significant increase. And that shouldn’t be happening just yet. But it is.

Still, you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the local new sites. Especially the ones that blindly quote politicians.

Like this:

Because in actual fact, the recently published regulations say nothing of the sort:

Dlamini-Zuma might well have wanted the transportation of alcohol to be banned this weekend. She might even still get the transportation of alcohol to be banned this weekend. But that will only be by amending the published regulations. The current regulations don’t ban the transportation of alcohol this weekend, no matter what the erstwhile Minister might think. She’s either lying or incompetent. Or both.

Still, no-one reads the regulations, they only look at the headlines, so good luck with arguing your case at a roadblock tomorrow morning.