SA eases Lockdown Levels

It has been five months since South African President, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, declared a national state of disaster to combat the coronavirus pandemic. 

In an effort to re-build the economy, lockdown has eased into Level Two (2).  Simply put, this means that :

  • All restrictions on inter-provincial travel will be lifted
  • The ban on tobacco ban 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
  • The nightly curfew between 10pm and 4am will remain.

Globally, the pandemic has taken a heavy toll of health, family relationships, a battering on the public health system and economy.

If one is fortunate to visit family where infections are known to take place, then social distancing, the mandatory mask and hygiene regulations, should be maintained.

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8 thoughts on “SA eases Lockdown Levels

  1. I think, there are so many debates on the timing of lock downs, its duration and when it’s lifted, across the world.

    From the experience in India, I really doubt the effectiveness of the whole lock down phase.

    The number is zooming now and we don’t know whether we have peaked yet.

    The economic impact is as serious as the health impact, especially for the poor people who depends mainly on daily wages and farming.

    Let’s hope things will take a positive turn soon 🙂

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