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Curfew eased, booze back on sale and small gatherings allowed as SA goes back to level 3

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Curfew eased, booze back on sale and small gatherings allowed as SA goes back to level 3
President Cyril Ramaphosa moved SA back to alert level 3 on Sunday evening. File portray.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday moved SA back to alert level 3, which manner that alcohol sales may perhaps be allowed, gatherings can take position and interprovincial stoop for leisure is back.

The nationwide curfew stays in position, from 10pm to 4am.

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Ramaphosa mentioned that non-considerable establishments — including eating locations, taverns, bars and fitness centres — can open, but must within glimpse 9pm.

Gatherings contain also been allowed, but are restricted to a maximum of 50 folks for indoor occasions and 100 for outdoors occasions.

The sale of alcohol for off-position consumption is allowed, from 10am to 6pm, from Monday to Thursday. On-position sales and consumptions are allowed “as per licence conditions”, but must cessation by 8pm.

SA had been on alert level 4 for four weeks, as a spike in cases — with Gauteng the epicentre — drove the country’s third wave.

Ramaphosa mentioned: “The latest figures counsel that we contain got largely passed the height of the third wave, even supposing there are some areas in the country the place we soundless need to be concerned as a consequence of the charges of infections contain no longer yet showed indicators of decline.”

He mentioned that while the collection of infections in Gauteng were declining, there were concerns about increasing infections in the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Northern Cape.

Accurate earlier than he spoke, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) mentioned that there were 9,718 original Covid-19 cases recorded in the past 24 hours. There were also 287 original Covid-19 associated fatalities recorded in same duration, taking the total loss of life toll to date to 69,775.

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Curfew eased, booze back on sale and small gatherings allowed as SA goes back to level 3