SA remains on level 1, but no off-site booze sales this Easter

President Cyril Ramaphosa. File photo.
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Alcohol will not be allowed for off-site consumption over the Easter weekend, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday night.

He also announced that the country would remain on level 1 lockdown,   albeit with “a few adjustments”.

He said the tightened restrictions on alcohol were necessitated by “the role of alcohol in fuelling reckless behaviour”.

On-site consumption would be allowed, Ramaphosa said, but the sale for off-site consumption was “prohibited on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday”.

“Just those four days.”

As of Monday night, there were 1,545,979 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 52,710 Covid-19 related deaths.

“We are not yet ready to return to normal life because of this virus. For the second year in a row, we will have to limit our interactions, particularly during the Easter period,” Ramaphosa said.

This is a developing story.

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