Unban non-essential goods in operating stores during the lockdown

Unban non-essential goods in operating stores during the lockdown

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Jean-Claude Oberholzer started this petition to South African Government and

Currently, there is a ban on non-essential goods in South Africa During the Lockdown.

Stores have blocked off areas deemed non-essential by our wealthy politicians, such as baby and children's clothing, blankets, pillows as we are heading into our winter months, computers needed for workers to work from home, stationery for students to carry on with homeschooling.

"if the stores are open, they should be able to sell everything in their store"

Why is this bad?

The ban on cigarettes forces people to leave their homes in search of cigarettes and results in illegal dealings. They say that the reason behind this ban if for health reasons but research shows that people who stop smoking are at higher risk of contracting viruses and bacterial infections. This could call for more medical resources that we don't have during this time and causes people to be more susceptible to contracting COVID-19. This is also known as "smokers flu". This ban is also affecting our economy with us loosing R35 million a day in excess duties, revenue needed during this time for medical supplies and support for struggling people during this time.

2. The ban on children clothing is terrible. We all know that children grow at a fast rate. Premature babies don't have clothes and winter is coming and children need to keep warm.

3. The ban on electronics prevents people from being able to work from home. companies cannot purchase the resources needed to allow their employees to work and are therefore having to keep their businesses closed during this time or have to ask employees to come into the office which does not help slow the spread of the virus.

 

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