With the infection numbers rapidly raising, the president of the Republic of South Africa CyrilRamaphosa saw it first to have a ‘family meeting’ with his citizens. One major blow for many is the ban alcohol sale on weekends.
Alcohol and uncontrolled social gathering have been the most blamed for the raising numbers of Covid-19 infections, death and over flooding of hospitals. It is believed that the second wave of the coronavirus has already started; and the health professionals are anticipating that it will be worse than the first. With the numbers raising and people behaving in an unruly manner, the president and his council decided to impose more restrictions; in order to save lives.
The latest milestone was announced on Sunday by South Africa’s Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize. The country has now confirmed 1,004,413 Covid-19 infections and 26,735 deaths since the outbreak began in March.
Here is a list of the restrictions that have been imposed with immediate effect:
The country have been placed on adjusted level 3 lockdown from midnight; and here is what you can expect;
1. All indoor and outdoor gathering are prohibited; except for funerals
2. Funerals must be attended by less than 50 people.
3. National wide curfew changed from 21H00 until 06H00
4. Non-essential shops must close at 20H00
5. It is now compulsory for everyone to wear a mask in a public place. Failure to do so could lead to arrest and prosecution.
6. Bars and restaurants must close at 20H00
7. Sale of alcohol on weekends is prohibited
8. Alcohol consumption in parks and public area still remain prohibited.
Level 3 will be valid until the 15th of January.
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