Level 3: Ramaphosa announces limited sale of alcohol

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the ongoing measures to manage the spread of COVID-19.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has applauded the media for its role in informing the public about COVID-19. He was speaking during an engagement with South African National Editor's Forum (Sanef).


JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Sunday, announcing that the limited sale of alcohol would be allowed under Level 3 conditions.

The ban on tobacco products remain in place under Level 3.

The sale of alcohol will be restricted to home consumption as well as other control measures that will be announced in the course of the week, according to Ramaphosa.

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Early reports hinted that alcohol and tobacco products will only be sold when the lockdown moves to Level 1.

Nearly a quarter of a million people have been charged for breaching the lockdown regulations.

Almost 230,000 were charged mainly for violating alcohol and cigarette bans as well as for illegal gatherings and failing to stay at home.

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