JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa will assign levels of lockdown restrictions for each of the country’s roughly 50 districts, depending on the number of active coronavirus infections there, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Thursday.
The National Coronavirus Command Council, the government body overseeing efforts to contain the virus, will review the restrictions for each district every two weeks, Mkhize added, saying the country was moving away from a “one-size-fits-all” approach.
It was not immediately clear whether there would be restrictions on movement between districts, which vary widely in size and in population.
South Africa imposed one of the world’s strictest lockdowns in late March, only allowing people to leave their homes under a narrow set of circumstances, such as buying food or seeking medical help.
Restrictions were eased slightly on May 1, and President Cyril Ramaphosa said in an address to the nation on…