Country Moves To Level 2 With New Restrictions

Fears of a third wave of Covid-19 spreading across the country has lead the government to move the country back up to Level 2 of the national lockdown.  President Cyril Ramaphosa has addressed the country with another 'family meeting' where he has outlined the new restrictions that have been put in place to attempt to slow the spread of the disease.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken to the country again, reminiscing about the last time he spoke - 2 months ago when cases were dropping after the second wave and restrictions could be relaxed.

Things aren't as good now with confirmed cases increasing and the number of positive cases amongst the total rising to more than 10%. In Gauteng, North West and the Northern Cape the increase in cases has been such that the areas are already technically in a third wave.  The possibility exists that cases could grow similarly in other provinces as well.

As a result of this threat of a third wave spreading across the country the national Cabinet has decided to move the country back to Level 2 of national lockdown. The hours of curfew have been changed to 11pm - 4am. This means that venues like restaurants, bars and clubs must close at 10pm so that their staff can get home before the curfew starts.

The limit for indoor gatherings has been reduced to 100 people and for outdoor gatherings it is 250 people. When venues are small their total capacity must be no more than 50% of their maximum capacity.

The President reminded everyone that wearing masks when in public is still compulsory.

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