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ramaphosa2The Citizen reports that on Sunday President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the easing of national lockdown restrictions from adjusted alert level 3 to adjusted alert level 2, with effect from Monday.

The president indicated that the decision was based on the latest figures, which had shown a consistent decrease of daily Covid-19 cases over the last few weeks. He nevertheless pleaded for people to get vaccinated as a large majority of those who were hospitalised were unvaccinated. “People vaccinated are less likely to die,” he pointed out, stressing that the more people got the jab, the earlier the country would be able to fully reopen gatherings such as sports stadiums and concerts. Among the changes that apply to adjusted level 2 include the following: the curfew moves to 11pm-4am; the limit for indoor gatherings has been increased from 50 people to 250 and the outdoor limit from 100 to 500 people; restaurants and bars need to close at 10pm, an hour later than the previous restriction of 9pm; small venues that cannot safely accommodate 250 people may not operate at more than 50% of capacity; funerals remain restricted to 50 people; sale of alcohol for off-site consumption is allowed to take place from 10am to 6pm from Monday to Friday. Ramaphosa also advised that the health department was looking into vaccine passports for entry into certain locations.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Sandisiwe Mbhele at The Citizen
  • Read too, Business thrown a lifeline as SA moves to level 2 lockdown, at BusinessLive


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