There will be no sale of alcohol for off site consumption from tomorrow through to Monday. This was reaffirmed by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma who briefed the media on the adjustments made to lockdown level 1 for the Easter long weekend. Dlamini- Zuma has however reiterated that the sale of on-site consumption of alcohol will be allowed at bars, pubs and restaurants with permits.
At the same time….
Dlamini- Zuma says people need to limit their movement this Easter Weekend, and says that even with the current infection rate being low, government had learned from the December period that a surge in the infection rate can happen at any time, especially with more gatherings occurring during this period.
Meanwhile…. Faith-based leaders have welcomed governments decision to allow more faithful to attend religious services. Earlier this week President Cyril Ramaphosa in his latest family meeting, indicated that gathering will now be able to cater for 500 people outdoors and 250 people indoors, with social distancing and Covid regulations to be adhered to. Dlamini Zuma meanwhile indicated that the National Coronavirus Command Council and the Health Department will revaluate restriction enforcement after looking at the country’s Covid infection rate after the Easter Weekend.