Lockdown Level 3 South Africa: New Level 3 Regulations Explained. President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will return to level 3 lockdown from level 1 as the government moves to deal with the second wave of COVID-19 infections in South Africa.
Yesterday, Dr Zweli Mkhize announced that South Africa’s COVID-19 cases have breached the one million mark, after recording 9 502 new cases on Sunday.
“We have now breached one million cumulative COVID19 cases in South Africa. We must adhere to non-pharmaceutical interventions to prevent the further spread of the virus.” – he tweeted.
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) December 27, 2020
Nearly 27,000 South Africans are known to have died from COVID-19.
The number of new coronavirus infections is climbing at an unprecedented rate. More than 50,000 new cases have been reported since Christmas Eve.
During the Family Meeting last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa told South Africans that drastic measures are needed to curb new Covid-19 infections which are “climbing at an alarming and unprecedented rate”.
Tougher Covid-19 regulations were announced when he addressed South Africans on Monday night.
Here are key regulations under adjusted Lockdown Level 3 South Africa:
- Nationwide curfew extended from 9pm until 6pm
- Every South African is legally compelled to wear a mask in a public place
- Funerals may not be attended by more than 50 people
- All indoor and outdoor gatherings will be prohibited for 14 days, except for funerals and other limited exceptions as detailed in the regulations, such as gyms, casinos, museums and restaurants.
- No alcohol will be sold from retail outlets or for on-site consumption at restaurants and bars
For full detail of adjusted lockdown level 3 South Africa rules and regulations, click here.
Watch the below President Ramaphosa nation address
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