On Sunday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa will move to an adjusted level two lockdown.
During his national address, that was broadcasted on major TV and radio platforms, the President said that the change in lockdown levels is to combat a third wave that four provinces are finding themselves in at the moment.
Here's the lowdown on what this new level means:
· The number of people who are allowed to attend indoor gatherings have been reduced from 250 to 100 people at a time.
· Outdoor events will now only be allowed to accommodate 250 people instead of 500. If the venue is too small, only 50% capacity will be allowed.
· The new curfew is from 23:00 to 04:00 every day.
· Funerals will only be allowed to have 100 people in attendance and night vigils are still not allowed.
In a move that's been hailed by the alcohol and restaurant industries, alcohol will still be permitted to be sold as normal. That means liquor stores and restaurants will be able to sell alcohol during trading hours.
Restaurants and all public places will have to close at 22:00 to allow the workers to get home by 23:00.
The level adjustment changes come as the country has seen an average of 3,745 daily new infections over the last seven days.
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