The memo said with a major decline in infection numbers, hospitalisations and deaths, the minister argued these measured were not appropriate.
After the leaked memo, the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) called for the lifting of the lockdown.
IRR head of campaigns Gabriel Crouse said if people want to mask and vaccinate and avoid packed stadiums, they are most welcome to do so.
“The notion that shutting down business to bend other people into the same mould has long been proven ineffective in a country where almost everyone has been infected. Freedom needs a comeback,” Crouse said.
Fedhasa head Rosemary Anderson, on behalf of the hospitality industry, said on Tuesday the organisation welcomes the department of health’s recommendation to repeal the regulations.
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