Monday, June 28, 2021

Ramaphosa moves SA to adjusted level 4 lockdown

On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa briefed the country on the response from National Coronavirus Command Council meeting this past week, saying that the nation would be moved to adjusted alert level 4 for 14 days.

The restrictions are as follows:

  •        A curfew will be in place from 9pm to 4am. All establishments must be closed by 8pm;
  •         All gatherings - political, social, or cultural - are prohibited;
  •         Restaurants can only sell food for takeout or deliveries;
  •         Funerals and cremations will continue, but can't exceed 50 people in numbers;
  •        After-funeral gatherings prohibited;
  •         Public spaces like parks will remain open, but no gatherings are permitted at such places;
  •         All alcohol sales have been prohibited;

Schools and other education institutions will be closing for the winter. Schools will start closing from Wednesday, and all schools must be closed by Friday.

Contact classes (face to face classes) in tertiary institutions will be closed this week and as well as access to the campus buildings will be closed. However residences, will remain open.

The president highlighted the seriousness of the 3rd wave of COVID-19 infections, saying that the delta variant was very concerning.

By Danielle Mentoor

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