Editorial
1 minute read
27 Jan 2021
4:43 am

Relax booze ban, lockdown now

Editorial

Already thousands of jobs have been lost in the booze production and distribution industries.

Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

It seems clear that the second wave of coronavirus infections is starting to decline, as experts believe the critical reproduction rate is below one in many provinces, meaning those who have the virus will pass it on to only one other, or less. The number of daily cases is going down as, thankfully, are the death figures – and the latter will decline further over the next week because fatalities normally lag infections by some days. The pressure is building on government to relax at least some of the Level 3 adjusted lockdown regulations, which have been in force for...