CORONAVIRUS in SA: Ramaphosa announces measures to curb second wave

Johannesburg – President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced several measures to curb the second wave of Covid-19.

They include beach closures, and limited alcohol sales.

“One of the greatest challenges we need to confront are the huge crowds that flock beaches and recreational parks on public holidays over the festive season,” said Ramaphosa.

Ramaphosa has also announced that the sale of alcohol from retail outlets will only be permitted between 10am and 6pm from Monday to Thursday.

Alcohol consumption in all public spaces is not permitted.

Registered wineries and wine farms may continue offering tastings and wine sales in the public for offsite consumption over weekends.

The president has warned against large gatherings and super spreader events.

Ramaphosa referred to a youth festival in Durban which led to hundreds of infections, saying such events contribute to Covid-19 outbreaks.

“In many of these gatherings, social distancing is not being observed, venues are often overcrowded,” said Ramaphosa.

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