JOHANNESBURG - Informal food traders are now allowed to operate but they must get a permit.
Previously, only spaza shops were allowed to trade during the 21-days lockdown.
Revised lockdown regulations were announced by ministers in the COVID-19 National Command Council on Thursday.
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"All spaza shops should be open, including, now we have included informal food traders.
So those who are trading in food informally, they are also allowed but they must get a permit from their councillor or municipality", said Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has surged to 1,462 in South Africa.
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