South Africa to move to Lockdown Level 1

File: President Cyril Ramaphosa. GCIS


JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa is moving to Level 1 of the lockdown.

Cabinet decided on Wednesday that the country should move to alert Level 1 as of midnight on Sunday, 20 September 2020.

"This move recognises that levels of infection are relatively low and that there is sufficient capacity in our health system to manage the current need," Ramaphosa said.

The country will gradually and cautiously ease restrictions on international travel.

"We will be allowing travel into and out of South Africa for business, leisure and other travel with effect from 1 October 2020," Ramaphosa said.

Ramaphosa said the curfew hours will now apply between midnight and 4am.


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