The South African president late Thursday said his government will ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions in a bid to revive the country’s economy.

In an address to the nation, Cyril Ramaphosa said they decided that lockdown restrictions will be eased after April 30.

“We should begin a gradual and phased recovery of economic activity.”

While a nationwide lockdown is probably the most effective means to contain the spread of the coronavirus that has killed 75 people in the country, it cannot be sustained indefinitely, according to Ramaphosa.

“Our people need to eat. They need to earn a living. Companies need

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