SA moves to stricter lockdown level 3, booze allowed & curfew starts at 10pm
South Africa moves to level 3 lockdown from adjusted level 2. This is due to the exponential rise in Covid-19 cases and deaths that has plunged the nation into a third wave of infections.
Lockdown Level 3 will come into effect from Tuesday evening “once regulations have been gazetted”. The president’s address to the nation on Tuesday evening comes nearly a week after the country officially entered the third Covid-19 wave. In the past week, 57 016 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded, as Gauteng continues to drive the third wave recording the highest number of new infections.
The country entered adjusted Level 2 lockdown at the end of May in an effort to keep the third wave at bay. THE NUMBERSA new wave is defined as 30% of the peak incidence of the previous wave. . The average number of daily new infections has doubled since the president last addressed the nation at the end of May. .
Over the past seven days, South Africa recorded an average of 7 500 daily infections. Hospital admissions over the past 14 days are 59% higher than the preceding 14 days. The average number of people who have died from Covid-19 has increased by 48% – from 535 two weeks ago to 791 in the past seven days. headtopics.com
Ramaphosa says that while he understands citizens’ concern about how stricter regulations restrict one’s freedom to gather, worship, travel and earn a living, failing to implement the necessary measures to curb the spread of the virus increases the risk of “losing control of the virus”.
“We also know that these restrictions have been effective in containing the virus,” he said. South Africa has now been under various levels of lockdown for 15 months since it entered lockdown in March 2020. “We still have a mountain to climb,” Ramaphosa stressed.
GAUTENG DRIVING THE THIRD WAVE Gauteng is expected to exceed the numbers recorded during the second Covid-19 wave, with private hospitals in the province reporting that they are near capacity.Gauteng has been the worst hit. It accounts for nearly two-thirds of new cases measured over the last week. The increase in infections in Gauteng is now faster and steeper than it was at the same time in previous waves.
Ramaphosa“Within a matter of days it is likely that the number of new cases in Gauteng will surpass the week of the second wave,” said Ramaphosa. The president added that this calls for decisive action. “We must act quickly to save lives.” headtopics.com
REGULATION CHANGES Alcohol sales from retail outlets have been restricted to Monday to Thursday between 10am and 6pm. To observe the new curfew, on-site consumption is not allowed at licensed establishments after 9pm. Public places, including bars and restaurants, need to close by 9pm.
Curfew has been amended and will be in place between 10pm and 4am. Gatherings have been limited to no more than 50 people inside and 100 outside with adequate social distancing measures.Funerals continue to be capped at two hours with no night vigils or post-funeral gatherings allowed.Read more: City Press »
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Back to basics: SA goes back to lockdown level 3Alcohol sales will only be permitted between 10am and 6pm from Monday to Thursday. On-site alcohol consumption is permitted until 9pm.
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BREAKING NEWS: SA back to lockdown level 3, says RamaphosaPresident Cyril Ramaphosa says rising Covid-19 cases, particularly in Gauteng, are of major concern Good day hope you are doing well. I just want to ask for food assistance not asking for money it's been 2 days for me without eating anything and I'm afraid 😨 because no one is assisting me with anything. Please may God bless you and your family. 0815472978. Thank you. HajraOmarjee Cyril got instructions from his masters to close the country in his recent trip to Europe. As always
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