IN BRIEF: President Ramaphosa’s response to COVID-19 resurgence

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has addressed the nation following a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the country. The President announced measures to reduce infections as the country heads into the festive season.

Here are some of the measures the President announced:

  • The Garden Route & Sarah Bartmaan District declared hotspots
  • All drivers of public transport must ensure passengers wear masks
  • All gatherings (including religious gatherings) must not exceed 100 indoor or 250 outdoor
  • Beaches & Public Parks
    – All in Eastern Cape closed
    – Western Cape, Garden Route only
    – KwaZulu-Natal closed – 16 December, 25 December, 26 December, 1 January, 2 January and 3 January
  • No parties or festivals at beaches, no New Year’s Eve parties
  • Hours of Curfew – From 11pm to 4am
  • Non Essential establishments including Restaurants & Bars must close at 10pm
  • Sale of Alcohol
    – From 10am to 6pm, Monday to Thursday only
  • Alcohol consumption at all Beaches & Parks, strictly prohibited

The President added that all of the above will be reviewed in early January 2021

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