COVID-19: SA enters Level 2 lockdown

You can buy booze and cigarettes, and you can finally visit family. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa enters the first day of Level 2 of the national lockdown on Tuesday as new regulations come into effect.

South Africans can now legally have 10 visitors at home and buy alcohol and cigarettes.

SUMMARY: What's permitted and prohibited under level 2 lockdown

The sale of liquor by licensed premises is permitted from 9am to 5pm, from Mondays to Thursdays.

However, the sale of liquor is prohibited on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

According to Co-operative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, under the new regulations, you are allowed a maximum of 50 people at funerals and weddings.

Gyms, swimming pools, bars, taverns and shebeens cinemas, theatres, and concerts are allowed.

Gyms and fitness centres are ready to get going under level 2 lockdown this morning. We are coming to you from the Crossfit Cyprium in Randburg. Courtesy #DStv403

Nightclubs remain closed and international travel is still not allowed.

The minister warns a strict curfew of 10pm until 4am will be enforced.

Level 2 lockdown: Dlamini-Zuma clarifies regulations on sale of alcohol

When it comes to using public transport, including buses and taxis, vehicles may operate at 70% capacity for long-distance - that's more than 200 kilometres.

A 100% capacity will be allowed for local travel, less than 200 kilometres.

In all instances, masks must be worn.

- Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community.

Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp.

The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.


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