Curfew, alcohol sale ban a blow to restaurants

More restaurants are closing their doors as lockdown restrictions choke their livelihoods. As eNCA’s Devan Murugan reports, workers all the way from waiters to suppliers are likely to join the jobless ranks. #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - More restaurants are closing their doors as lockdown restrictions take a toll on businesses.

Workers -- all the way from waiters to suppliers -- are likely to join the jobless ranks

The Rockets casual dining restaurant in Bryanston has been temporarily shut down.

READ: Over 3mn jobs lost as a result of COVID-19: study

Inside, surviving staff are packing up bottles of alcohol instead of serving tables.  

The scene is a COVID-19 aftershock with a hangover that's not going away soon.

The president’s address on Sunday was a double-whammy for restaurants.

READ: Restaurants demand answers on alcohol sale ban

Not only does the sale of alcohol seem further away, but curfews mean they will have to close early.

The Restaurant Association of South Africa says up to 30 percent of the country’s restaurants won’t have the cash flow to keep paying staff in order to reopen once the lockdown is lifted.

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