Cape Town – President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved South Africa to adjusted alert level 1 with effect from October 1.
Ramaphosa made the announcement on Thursday following, meetings of the National Coronavirus Command Council and the President’s Coordinating Council as well as the Cabinet.
The curfew will now be between 12 midnight and 04:00.
The only way that we can do this is if more South Africans choose to get vaccinated, more quickly.
If the majority of our population is vaccinated, we can declare South Africa to be a safe destination and welcome tourists back over the summer season.https://t.co/WeMz2P5Aoi
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 #VoteANC (@CyrilRamaphosa) September 30, 2021
Public gatherings will now be restricted to 750 people indoors and 2 000 people outdoors.
Alcohol sales are also permitted as per normal but no alcohol sales will be allowed after 23:00.
Masks are still mandatory, the president said.
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu