GOVERNMENT’s revised policy aims to strike a balance between addressing the current health crisis at the same time ensure the country’s economy to function.
This was revealed by the Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic in his presentation during Sunday’s talk-back show over the national broadcaster.
He said in light of the COVID-19 community transmission, the focus of this policy is to ensure there is a balance between ongoing economic activities and at the same time try to reduce the spread of COVID into our communities.
“This policy also aims to strike a balance between ensuring our economy continues to operate.
“At the same the policy also aims to mitigate and manage community transmission,” he said.
He highlighted the policy wanted to ensure government is able to keep the virus out of the country.
“We are focused on managing the transmission and have the ability to protect our people by providing right information and provide them with better health facility,” Mr Djokovic said.
He said the policy wants to ensure our people are able to maintain their livelihood.
“We want to ensure our business communities are able to go about enjoying their daily activities which is critical.”
He said under the policy, government also wanted to see that our rural population is able to contribute to economy.
In the provincial centres, the government aims to ensure the health system is being supported to ensure our vulnerable population are protected.
He added part of the policy is to ensure there is improved communication and awareness so that our people can be properly informed and updated on issues affecting the government and this country.
Mr Djokovic said the policy is currently before Cabinet and more detailed information on the policy will be released soon to the public.
He said the policy will also be reflected on the budget which is being worked on.