Article by: Dumisane Dube
President Cyril Ramaphosa has lifted the ban on the sale of alcohol. President Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the latest developments in the country in relation to the coronavirus pandemic on Monday evening.
Ramaphosa said the country will still remain under lockdown level 3, but some restrictions will have to be eased including the sale of alcohol.
The new restrictions are as follows:
Off-site consumption on alcohol sales will be allowed from Mondays to Thursdays from 10am to 6pm. On-site consumption will be permitted at licensed outlets from 10am to 10pm.
The curfew hours have been adjusted to 11am to 4am, with the government yet to stipulate when this comes into force.
Non-essential establishments, including bars and restaurants, must close at 10pm.
Faith-based gatherings will be allowed, but only to a maximum of 50 people for indoor events and 100 for outdoors events.
Funerals are still not allowed to be attended by more than 50 people.
Public places like beaches, dams, rivers, parks and public swimming pools will be reopened
South Africa has more than 1.4 million Covid-19 cases. The death toll stands at just over 44 000 with a recovery rate of almost 90%.
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