Home Alex Pioneer SA still on level 3 with alcohol ban

SA still on level 3 with alcohol ban

1236
157

While the country will remain on lockdown level 3 amid a rapid rise in COVID-19 infections, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced drastic measures in an effort to preserve lives and limit the rise in infections.

Addressing the country on Sunday night, the President said while the country will remain on lockdown level 3, certain regulations were being reintroduced with immediate effect while others were being tightened.

By Sunday, South Africa had 276 242 confirmed cases, of which 4 079 had resulted in related deaths.

“We are now recording over 12 000 new cases every day. That is the equivalent of 500 new infections every hour,” he said.

Regulations reintroduced with immediate effect

Among these is a re-ban on the sale, dispensing and distribution of alcohol as well as the reintroduction of a curfew between 9pm and 4am. While interprovincial taxi capacity will remain at 70%, local taxis will now be able to ferry 100% loads. However, operators will be expected to follow new risk mitigation protocols related to masks, vehicle sanitising and open windows.

Regulations on the wearing of masks, which has been mandatory, will be strengthened.

“As we head towards the peak of infections, it is vital that we do not burden our clinics and hospitals with alcohol-related injuries that could have been avoided. This is a fight to save every life, and we need to save every bed,” he said.

In this regard, the President said employers, shop owners and managers, public transport operators, and managers and owners of any other public building are now legally obliged to ensure that anyone entering their premises or vehicle must be wearing a mask.

“All workplaces and all institutions need to ensure that there is a designated Coronavirus official responsible for making sure that all regulations and all precautions are strictly adhered to,” he said.

He said Cabinet has resorted to this measure in an effort to conserve hospital capacity as evidence had illustrated that the resumption of alcohol sales has resulted in a substantial pressure on the country’s hospitals.

“Most of these and other trauma injuries occur at night,” the President said.

Cabinet has resorted to these as both public and private hospitals were beginning to take strain.

The President expressed concern at reports of infected people being turned away from health facilities due to a lack of beds or essential supplies.

“This is deeply worrying. It means we have to move with even greater urgency to strengthen our strategy to manage the peak of infections.”

157 COMMENTS

  1. I’m amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both equally educative and amusing, and let me
    tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is an issue that not enough
    men and women are speaking intelligently about.
    I’m very happy that I came across this during my search for something relating
    to this.

  2. I’m really impressed with your writing skills as
    well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid
    theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice
    quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog
    like this one today.

  3. Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The words in your article seem to be running off the screen in Safari.

    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with browser compatibility but
    I thought I’d post to let you know. The design and style look great though!
    Hope you get the issue fixed soon. Thanks

    Also visit my blog – Pussy88 Slot

  4. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your content seem
    to be running off the screen in Internet explorer.
    I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I thought
    I’d post to let you know. The design and style look great though!
    Hope you get the problem fixed soon. Many
    thanks

    Here is my blog post; love138 android

  5. Just want to say your article is as surprising. The clearness
    in your post is simply spectacular and i
    could assume you’re an expert on this subject.
    Well with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep updated with
    forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the enjoyable work.

  6. Please lеt me know if you’re lookking for a article writer
    for your webⅼog. You have soime really ցood posts and I
    feel I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the
    load off, Ӏ’d aƄsolutely love to ԝrite sоme articles for yοur blog in excһange for a link back to mine.
    Please Ьlast me an e-mail if interested. Thanks!

  7. I simply wanted to thank you once more for your amazing site you have built here.

    It really is full of ideas for those who are seriously interested in this specific subject,
    primarily this very post. You’re really all absolutely sweet plus thoughtful of others in addition to the fact that reading the blog posts is a superb delight if you ask me.
    And thats a generous surprise! Mary and I will certainly have enjoyment making use of your recommendations in what we should do in the
    future. Our list is a kilometer long which means that your tips is going to be put
    to good use.

    Feel free to visit my website … http://appdev.163.ca

  8. I actually wanted to type a brief message to express gratitude to you for
    these lovely advice you are placing on this site. My considerable internet research has finally
    been rewarded with pleasant facts and strategies to write about with my
    best friends. I ‘d claim that many of us website visitors are very much
    blessed to live in a really good place with many wonderful people
    with very beneficial suggestions. I feel truly lucky to have seen the web site and look forward to so many more amazing
    moments reading here. Thanks a lot again for everything.

    Here is my web blog :: invest74.ru

  9. We would like to thank you once more for the beautiful ideas
    you gave Jeremy when preparing a post-graduate research as well as, most
    importantly, pertaining to providing the many ideas in a single blog post.
    Provided that we had been aware of your web site a year ago, we’d have been saved the nonessential measures
    we were selecting. Thanks to you.

    my web site: https://grazebo.com/

  10. Many thanks for being my own instructor on this theme. We enjoyed
    your current article greatly and most of all preferred the way in which
    you handled the areas I widely known as controversial.
    You’re always incredibly kind towards readers like me and
    assist me in my life. Thank you.

    Review my website Lamont

  11. We would like to thank you just as before for the beautiful
    ideas you gave Jesse when preparing a post-graduate research and, most
    importantly, regarding providing each of the ideas within a
    blog post. Provided that we had been aware of your web page a year
    ago, we might have been rescued from the unwanted measures we were choosing.
    Thanks to you.

    Review my blog post :: http://www.apparent.bookmarking.site/out/public-profile-imogenehatt-as-classifieds

  12. A lot of thanks for all of your effort on this website.

    My mum enjoys doing investigation and it is simple to grasp why.
    I learn all of the compelling medium you deliver advantageous tips and
    tricks via the website and recommend participation from some others on that subject matter while our princess is certainly studying a whole
    lot. Take pleasure in the remaining portion of the new year.
    You have been performing a useful job.

    Feel free to surf to my web-site – chengdian.cc

  13. Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this information.
    Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossips and net and this is really irritating.

    A good website with interesting content, this is what I need.
    Thank you for keeping this site, I will be visiting it.
    Do you do newsletters? Can’t find it.

    Here is my site; Beryl

  14. Great ? I should definitely pronounce, impressed with your website.
    I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs and
    related info ended up being truly easy to do to access.
    I recently found what I hoped for before you know it in the least.
    Reasonably unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who
    add forums or something, web site theme . a tones way for your client to communicate.
    Excellent task.

    Here is my blog post … https://kebe.top

  15. Unquestionably imagine that that you said. Your favorite reason appeared to be at the net the easiest factor
    to consider of. I say to you, I certainly get irked whilst people think about issues that they plainly do not recognize about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the highest and also outlined out the whole thing
    with no need side-effects , other folks can take a signal.
    Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

    my web blog … http://www.volleyball.com.hk

  16. I and also my buddies have already been studying the best key points from the blog while all of the sudden I had a terrible feeling I
    never thanked you for those techniques. The ladies happened to be as a result very interested to study all of
    them and have now simply been having fun with them.

    Appreciate your really being so considerate and also for picking out this kind of
    notable subject areas most people are really wanting to learn about.
    My very own sincere regret for not expressing appreciation to you earlier.

    Have a look at my webpage :: http://www.ilevis.cn

  17. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d most certainly donate
    to this fantastic blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle
    for bookmarking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
    I look forward to brand new updates and will
    talk about this website with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

    My web blog mycte.net

  18. I just wanted to thank you yet again for that amazing blog
    you have created here. Its full of useful tips for those who are truly interested in this subject, specifically this very post.

    Your all so sweet as well as thoughtful of others and reading
    your website posts is a wonderful delight in my opinion. And what a generous present!
    Mary and I will have excitement making use of your recommendations in what we should instead do in the near
    future. Our collection of ideas is a kilometer long which means that your tips will certainly be put to beneficial use.

    Here is my blog :: mpc-install.com

  19. I liked up to you’ll receive performed right here.
    The comic strip is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish.
    however, you command get bought an impatience
    over that you want be handing over the following. sick no doubt come further previously once more since exactly the similar nearly very steadily within case you defend this hike.

    Feel free to surf to my web blog :: forum.adm-tolka.ru

  20. I don’t know if it’s just me or if everybody else experiencing issues with your website.
    It appears like some of the text within your posts are running off
    the screen. Can someone else please provide
    feedback and let me know if this is happening to them as
    well? This may be a problem with my browser because I’ve had this happen before.

    Many thanks

    Also visit my site … forum.adm-tolka.ru

  21. I?m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter a blog that?s both equally educative and amusing,
    and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head.
    The issue is something that too few men and women are
    speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy that I came
    across this in my hunt for something concerning this.

    My web page kebe.top

  22. Just to follow up on the up-date of this theme on your site and would like to let you know
    how much I loved the time you took to put together this helpful post.
    Within the post, you spoke of how to definitely handle this
    challenge with all ease. It would be my own pleasure to gather some more strategies from your website and come up to offer
    people what I have benefited from you. Thanks for your usual good effort.

    Feel free to visit my web site :: benjamindinh.fr