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During his address on Sunday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that South Africa will move to adjusted alert level 4 lockdown. This came into effect on Sunday night at 00:00.

The President said that "the measures that we are putting in place now are designed to allow as much economic activity to continue as possible, while containing the spread of the virus".

With Gauteng being one of the worst-hit provinces in the country, the province is closed for leisure purposes. This means both inbound and outbound, but it doesn't include travel for work, business or commercial travel, transit through airports or for the transport of goods.

The sale of alcohol, on premises or at outlets are banned. As with previous lockdown levels, the restaurant industry has been hit the hardest. Restaurants aren't allowed to host sit-down customers and can only serve takeaways.

Retail outlets are allowed to stay open and even non-essential items are allowed to be sold. Unlike the level 4 regulations we faced last year.

According to the regulations Gazetted on Monday morning, gatherings at gyms and fitness centres are banned, and they must be closed.

The curfew has been extended. Other than those working in essential services, no one is allowed in public between the hours of 21:00 and 04:00.

Watch the eNCA video below for more on the current level 4 lockdown regulations.

Image credit: HTXT

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