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South Africa moves to lockdown level 2 from Tuesday - here's what that means

15 August 2020 8:34 PM
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President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa is ready to move to the next stage of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ramaphosa announced that the entire counrty will move to lockdown alert level 2 from Tuesday 18 August.

Here are some of the changes applicable under level 2:

  • All restrictions on inter-provincial travel will be lifted
  • The ban on tobacco products will be lifted
  • Alcohol sales will be allowed with certain restrictions
  • On-site consumption of alcohol will be allowed at restaurants and bars until 10 pm
  • Liquor outlets will be allowed to sell alcohol from Monday to Thursday between 9 am and 5 pm
  • Family visits will be allowed
  • Gyms fitness centres will be permitted to reopen
  • All social gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 50 people

The nightly curfew between 10pm and 4am remains in place.

RELATED: Dlamini-Zuma extends SA's national state of disaster until 15 September


15 August 2020 8:34 PM
Tags:
Alcohol ban
President Cyril Ramaphosa
Lockdown
level 2
lockdown level 2

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