Shayne Krige, Director at Werksmans Attorneys, explains the regulations that govern COVID-19 beach closures in South Africa.
PANDA believes that the people of South Africa will do the right thing if they are empowered with accurate information. This team’s purpose has been to consider all of the science and to separate the good science from the bad and promote the former.
We must all be wary of a second wave being manufactured by increases in testing that are presented to us as an increase in cases. It is foolhardy to focus our attention on one disease alone instead of the overall impact of policy choices we make. When we do focus on one disease alone, we should certainly not focus on positive tests but rather on death and hospitalisation data.
Lester Kiewit speaks to Shayne Krige, a lawyer with Pandemics ~ Data and Analytics (PANDA), to understand Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize’s move to introduce a number of amendments to the regulations relating to the surveillance and control of notifiable medical conditions.
Shayne Krige, a lawyer with Panda, says it helps the government to show a large number of deaths. “To establish that the lockdown regulations are rational, the government has to show, on an ongoing basis, that Covid presents a serious risk. And in order to show that the draconian lockdown measures the government adopted were proportionate to the harm, the number of people who could die needs to be high,” he says.