If you, your friends and family were looking to indulge in the turquoise seas and vibey aura of Kwa Zulu Natal this festive, unfortunately, you may have to look for other options. The KZN department has declared earlier this morning to cancel all major events that elevate gathering due to the alarming rise of Covid-19 cases in certain areas of the province.
The festive season is, of course, notorious for the skyrocketing amount of masses that flood beaches and music concerts but all this seems gloomy this year. The government does however allow small gatherings and visitors considering that the disaster management rule is not breached.
KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala made a remark on the matter saying “The government understands the social and economic impact of not hosting major events at popular locations in the province during the festive season, however, it is the view of the government that lives of our citizen’s matter and need to be protected. The provincial government of KwaZulu-Natal has a duty to protect the lives of citizens and does not want to make decisions that may be regretted later,”
KwaZulu-Natal is not the only province battling efforts to curb the virus, George in the Western Cape has also decided to restrict all sporting events, Halls and community pools. This Southern part of Cape Town has seen a rapid increase of more than 300 new infections since Friday with some of its parts declared as high danger zones.