JOHANNESBURG - The operational times for the sale of liquor under lockdown level 3 has been outlined by government.
As of 1 June, South Africa will move into level 3 of the lockdown.
The sale of liquor in licensed premises will now be permitted for the period between Mondays and Thursdays from 09h00 and 17h00.
The announcement was made by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma during a media briefing by the National Coronavirus Command Council.
However, Dlamini-Zuma said onsite consumption is prohibited, and e-commerce sales will be permitted subject to the same onsite trade days and times.
The minister also said no special or events liquor licenses will be issued for the duration of the state of national disaster.
The minister also had bad news for smokers.
The sale of tobacco, tobacco products, e-cigarettes and related products remains prohibited, except when they are destined for the export market.
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