Lockdown regulations: Restaurants propose alcohol solution

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the ban on alcohol restriction is evidence-based. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Restaurants Association of South Africa has come up with a plan to resume serving alcohol in eateries in a proposal in a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The association said the government should allow the sale and distribution of alcohol for restaurants with valid liquor licences.

READ: Restaurant industry to protest lockdown regulations

In areas with high numbers of alcohol-related trauma, tougher restrictions or bans can be imposed.

The association says alcohol should only be served if the customer orders a main meal, and they will be limited to two drinks per meal.

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The association says it's pleading with the Presidency to consider its proposal so the industry can limit a job's bloodbath.

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